Self-Determination Skills

Image shows a logo representing Self-Determination SkillsSelf-determination is a combination of “skills, knowledge, and beliefs and enables a person to engage in goal-directed, self-regulated, autonomous behaviour” (Field, et al., 1998, p. 2). Self-Determination skills include self-knowledge, self-advocacy, decision-making, and problem solving (Wolffe & Rosenblum, 2014).

Click on the logo on the right to go to our resources page for Self-Determination Skills. 

Field, S., Martin, J., Miller, R., Ward, M., & Wehmeyer, M. (1998). A practical guide for teaching self-determination. Reston, VA: Council for Exceptional Children.

Wolffe, K. E. & Rosenblum, L. P. (2014). Self-determination. In C. B. Allman & S. Lewis (eds.) ECC Essentials: Teaching the expanded core curriculum to students with visual impairments (pp. 470-509). New York, NY: AFB Press.

Earlier this fall, PRCVI added LEGO kits that are connected with accessible digital online instructions to its library. These kits have been a popular item for teachers to request on loan, and in working with teachers and students as they use these kits, we've been thinking of all the areas of the ECC that could be supported through this activity. The first step in using the L ...

It’s no secret that we love braille at PRCVI! And we always look forward to bringing some of that enthusiasm into classrooms. Recently, a teacher of students with visual impairments invited us into one of their student’s middle school classrooms for an introduction to braille lesson. The students learned about the braille cell, dot numbers, alphabet, and capital indicator. T ...

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We're very excited to introduce a new title now available in print/braille from the PRCVI Library. "What a Wonderful World!" is written and illustrated by Kelsey, a grade two student who reads and writes in braille (and a great competitor at the Braille Challenge each year!).   Kelsey and her family self-published a book of Kelsey's writing and drawings to raise funds for Blin ...

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