Date of Award

August 2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Teaching and Learning

Committee Member

Joseph B. Ryan

Committee Member

Abigail A. Allen

Committee Member

Shanna E. Hirsch

Committee Member

William Bridges


Increased self-determination skills are critical in improving life outcomes for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD). The recent growth of post-secondary education settings for those with IDD have provided an additional setting in which self-determination skills should be taught. Using a multiple-baseline single case research design, the researcher examined a self-determination choice-making curriculum along with the use of a self-monitoring checklist to increase self-determination skills for individuals with IDD who attend a post-secondary educational setting. Data were analyzed using visual analysis and repeated measures ANOVAS. Results indicated that the overall points exceeding the median (PEM) of the intervention was 0.70, indicating a moderate effect. Standardized measurements indicated mixed results. Implications for practice and future research are provided.



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