Division on Career and Development Transition, “River of Dreams”

Event Date: October 24, 2018

Designing Accessible Measures: Self-Determination in Deaf Individuals, Jeffrey Levi Palmer; October 24-26, 2018

Presentation Summary: The Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report (SDI:SR) is a recently validated measure of student self-determination. The SDI:SR is a useful measure for practitioners, including those supporting students in transition and career development planning. The SDI:SR can help with planning instruction that will promote the self-determination of youth and adults with and without disabilities. Additionally, researchers can use the SDI:SR to evaluate the efficacy of interventions intended to enhance self-determination and examine the impact of such interventions on transition and career-related outcomes. To support students with a range of modes of communication and support needs to report on their self-determination, there is a need to translate the SDI:SR into multiple languages, including American Sign Language (ASL). Through a partnership with the National Deaf Center and the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, a new website is currently in development that will present the SDI:SR with ASL video translations for each survey item and demographic question.


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Jeffrey Palmer, PhD

Dr. Jeffrey Levi Palmer is a researcher, heritage signer, and Coda. He is interested not only in the formative factors that contribute to optimal language,...

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