ERIC Number: EJ950774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Providing Choice Making in Employment Programs: The Beginning or End of Self-Determination?
Agran, Martin; Krupp, Michael
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v46 n4 p565-575 Dec 2011
Choice making represents the central element of self-determination, and efforts are being made across all service programs to promote choice making for consumers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Although choice making appears to be a relatively simple response for a consumer to perform (selecting one stimulus over another), it is a complex phenomenon involving several different components. This paper provides a selected review of the choice-making research literature, relative to employment service delivery. The paper examines the relationship of choice making to self-determination, how choice making can promote engagement and motivation for employees, and what barriers may exist that thwart meaningful choice making. Recommendations to support personnel and practitioners on practices to promote effective choice making are provided.
Descriptors: Employment Services, Mental Retardation, Employment Programs, Developmental Disabilities, Self Determination, Decision Making, Correlation, Motivation, Barriers
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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