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ERIC Number: EJ944140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
The Effects of a School-Based Program on the Reported Self-Advocacy Knowledge of Students with Learning Disabilities
Mishna, Faye; Muskat, Barbara; Farnia, Fataneh; Wiener, Judith
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v57 n2 p185-203 Sum 2011
A school-based study examined self-reported self-advocacy knowledge of middle school students with learning disabilities (LD). Children with LD are vulnerable to experiencing psychosocial and academic problems. Self-advocacy is a protective factor as students with LD enter middle and high school, comprising knowledge of one's learning strengths and LD; awareness of one's rights and responsibilities; awareness of accommodations needed; and ability to communicate one's learning needs and required accommodations. The students reported increasing their ability to advocate for themselves. Results underscore the importance of adults such as teachers and parents discussing LD and associated issues with children and youth.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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