Trainer's Guide or Manual
Product Page at PRO-ED
Sharon Field & Alan Hoffman
Publication Date: 2005
Cost: Complete Program - $139; DVD - $63; Student Activity Book - $45
Educators, Parents, Professionals
Problem Solving, Coping, Goal-setting
Increases Use of Personal Skills, Educates Others About SD , Supports Friendships, Social Networks
Person-Centered and Student-centered Planning, Relationships, Self-advocacy and Leadership, Transition
Sessions designed to help adolescents learn how to set their own goals and deal with problems when they come up during transition.
How the Product was Developed
Students of transition age were involved in field testing the curriculum.
Research studies have affirmed the utility of this curriculum.
How the Product was Implemented
No additional training is required, an Instructor's guide is included. One must read the guide and follow directions and suggestions embedded within the curriculum in order to effectively use "Steps".
Family members, Direct support staff, Professional staff
The Extent to Which the Product has Been Used
It has been published by Pro-ed in book format, with an included DVD. An additional student activity guide is included.
The instructor's manual gives a lot of information to support use of Steps to Self-Determination.
This curriculum has been used throughout the United States and beyond.
The Extent to Which the Product or Approach has Been Evaluated
- Quasi experimental-control group studies (without random assignment to groups)
- Pre-post outcome studies
Field, S., & Hoffman, A. (2002). Lessons Learned From Implementing the Steps to Self-Determination Curriculum. Remedial and Special Education 23(2) 90-98. Field, S., & Hoffman, A., (2002). Preparing Youth to Exercise Self-Determination: Quality Indicators of School Environments That Promote the Acquisition of Knowledge, Skills, and Beliefs Related to Self-Determination. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 13(2), 113-118. Wehmeyer, M.L., Field, S., Doren, B., Jones, B., & Mason, C. (2004). Self-Determination and Student Involvement in Standards-Based Reform. Council for Exceptional Children, 70(4), 413-425. Field, S., Hoffman, A., & Posch, M. (1997). Self-Determination During Adolescence A Developmental Perspective. Remedial and Special Education, 18(5), 285-93. Kohler, P. D., & Field, S. (2003). Transition-Focused Education: Foundation for the Future. The Journal of Special Education, 37(3), 174-83.
Steps has been evaluated in numerous studies, listed above.