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.


Jeffrey Palmer, PhD

Dr. Jeffrey Levi Palmer is a researcher. He is interested in not only the formative factors that result in the best language, literacy, and academic...

Related Events

This is a rectangular image capturing the reflection of Cathedral Rock in pools of captured rainwater in the area known as Secret Slick Rock in Sedona, Arizona. The iconic Cathedral Rock formation towers majestically in the background, mirrored perfectly in the still water below. The red rock formations, serene water, and natural beauty of the location combine to create a captivating and tranquil scene.

Association of College Educators – Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH)

February 17, 2018

Looking AHEAD for Spring Semester — Graduation, Internships, Study Abroad, Campus Access

February 23, 2023
This image is of a screen capture from a video conference happening between seven people. They appear to be having a sign language conversation.

Disability Services During COVID-19: Supporting Deaf Students and Preparing for an Uncertain Fall 2020

July 14, 2020

Need Help?

Fill out this form to get help from the NDC team.  Can’t see the form below? Click here to contact the NDC team.