Volume 9, 2013

Special Issue: Self-Determination

Editor’s Note:

This special issue of the Journal consists of a series of manuscripts written under the supervision of guest editor, Dr Michael Wehmeyer.

The authors of the papers are doctoral students at the University Of Kansas Department of Special Education as part of their involvement in a seminar focusing on self-determination and its application in the educational context.

The papers discuss various components of self-determination (e.g., choice making, problem solving, autonomous functioning). They make important contributions to the literature on self-determination.


Wehmeyer, Michael L.: “Introduction to Special Topic Issue on Self-Determination” (PDF)


Chiu, Caya and Haines, Shana: “Parent Autonomy Support for Children with Low Achievement and Disabilities” (PDF)

DeBarthe, Gina and Spolsky, Sonya: “Communicative Competence and Self-Determination” (PDF)

Joannou, Kristin and Wolf, Jacob: “Choice Making and Individuals with Significant Disabilities” (PDF)

Lee, Hyunjoo and Wu, Hsiang-Yi: “Promoting Self-Determination in IEP Meetings” (PDF)

Shin, Sookyung and Stroup-Rentier, Vera Lynne: “Promoting the Self-Determination of Students with Severe Cognitive Disabilities” (PDF)