This training introduces the construct of self-determination and provides an overview of relevant research, interventions, and assessments. Participants will learn how to create opportunities for students to develop self-determination at school and at home. Sample IEP goals and objectives will be shared along with strategies for monitoring student progress.
Kaitlyn Millen is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kansas. She completed her PhD in special education focused on self-determination and students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) at the University of Northern Colorado and her master’s degree in education of students who are DHH at Smith College. Kaitlyn worked as a teacher of students who are DHH in Massachusetts and established summer camps for students who are DHH in Massachusetts and Colorado. Her research is published in journals including the American Annals of the Deaf and the Journal of Special Education. She has also led expeditions with students who are DHH in the Grand Canyon, Nepal, and Peru. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and skiing.