Deafverse: How a Choice-Based Game Fosters Postsecondary Preparedness in Deaf Youth, L. Kinast, K Turner; August 27-29, 2018
Presentation Summary: Self-determination is a key component of postsecondary preparedness in deaf youth. Drawing from existing evidence-based research, the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) has developed an online choice-based game to foster development of self-determination skills as deaf youth navigate access in common situations in the community, school, or the workplace. This session will showcase our innovative game-based learning approach allowing youth to safely engage in different roles and respond to situations they will encounter in real life. Designed with educational professionals in mind, this session will share strategies on how to instill independence, increase opportunities for self-advocacy, and foster self-determination skills for deaf youth. Participants will engage in interactive discussions and strategize how this resource can be integrated and aligned with current transition practices and curricula.