Building Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination Skills in Children and Teens
Self-advocacy includes the ability to understand yourself and your surroundings and then communicate on your behalf. This process is as simple as choosing a sensory activity or as complex as advocating for services at a university. This critical skill is important for autonomy and independence. In this highly practical and extremely timely 90-minute course, participants learn the stages of self-advocacy as well as suggestions for strategies and activities for all ages and ability levels.
- Identify the three key stages of self-advocacy.
- List activities for a wide range of activities and ability levels at each of the key stages.
- Describe resources for promoting self-advocacy in school, community, and clinic settings.
Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, and other professionals
Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
Course Instructor: Lori Benson Adams, MEd
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
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