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ERIC Number: EJ795376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Gaining Self-Determination Skills through Peer Mentoring between Students with Similar Physical Impairments: A Case Study
Roberts, Janelle A.
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v26 n1 p9-29 Fall 2007
Two children with similar physical disabilities were paired as mentor and mentee as a strategy of teaching self-determination skills. In this case study, the mentor was a junior in high school with a physical impairment and had possessed the desired qualities of self-determination according to transition rating scales. The mentee was a fifth-grade student with the same physical impairment, but according to adaptive behavior rating scales, needed to acquire self-determination skills as a means of increasing independence. A mentor program was created between the students to determine if the program would have a positive impact for teaching self-determination skills. Results indicated that the peer mentoring program increased the mentee's progress on Individualized Education Plan goals by an average of 75 percent. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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