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AWARD PAPER: DR JK TRIVEDI AWARD PAPER
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-20

Effect of teacher's training on enhancing self-determination among individuals with intellectual disability


1 Department of Special Education (Intellectual Disability) Government Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities (GRIID), Chandigarh, India
2 Professor in Special Education (Intellectual Disability) Institute of Special Education, Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences, Secunderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Wasim Ahmad
Department of Special Education, Government Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities, Sector-31-C, Chandigarh - 160 030
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_118_17

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Background: During the past two decades, self-determination has emerged as an important concept in education, progress, and services delivery for persons with disabilities. Objective: This study attempted to find out the effect of teacher's training on enhancing self-determination among individuals with intellectual disability (IID) with respect to gender and age. Sample: IID (n = 50) were intervened by the trained special educators. Design: Single group pre- and post-test design has been used. Tool: Self Determination Scale for Adults with Mental Retardation was utilized for collection of data. Results: The data collected was analyzed using the statistical techniques such as t-test, ANCOVA, and post hoc Tukey test. The results show that the training has a remarkable impact on self-determination among IID. Conclusion: The findings have shown that there is a significant effect of teacher's training on enhancing self-determination among IID.


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