Who I Can Be Is up to Me: Lessons in Self-Exploration and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in Learning

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Geared primarily for students in grades 5-9, but also applicable to high school students, the curriculum consists of this Program Guide and a Student Manual that work in concert to provide an easy-to-use lesson plan format. The Program Guide includes 15 lessons designed to help students learn to conquer their everyday challenges and to become better aware of themselves and their self-advocacy needs. The accompanying Student Manual contains 47 learning activities that reinforce the lessons and individualize the curriculum for each learner.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878224845
  • Publisher: Research Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,376,761
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Lesson 1 What does it mean to have a disability in learning? 5
Lesson 2 Successful people with disabilities 13
Lesson 3 Characteristics related to disabilities in learning 23
Lesson 4 Getting into a special education program 31
Lesson 5 Knowing my strengths and weaknesses 37
Lesson 6 Problem scenarios and self-advocacy 47
Lesson 7 Strategies for handling anger 55
Lesson 8 Dealing with my emotions 61
Lesson 9 Accepting myself 67
Lesson 10 Making friends and getting along with others 75
Lesson 11 Communicating with parents 83
Lesson 12 Responsibility basics 91
Lesson 13 Paying attention, focusing, and organizing 97
Lesson 14 Rejecting discrimination 105
Lesson 15 Getting a job 111
References and resources 123
About the author 127
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