To be successful in the general education students with disabilities may require accommodations. Students with disabilities need to develop self-advocating skills to be able to request the accommodations needed in the general education. This article describes a study in which six high school students with learning disabilities were explicitly taught to recognize when an accommodation was needed, select the appropriate accommodation, request the accommodation and then implement the accommodation in the general education classroom. The study indicated that students were able to advocate for themselves by requesting accommodations from their general education teacher. Based on data collected though this study, it is important for self-advocacy training to be implemented in the curriculum for all students with disabilities.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Counseling Psychology and Special Education
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Smith, Ashleigh R., "Self-Advocacy Training in Secondary Schools for Students with Learning Disabilities" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 2823.
self-advocacy, self-determination, accommodation, learning disability