Title

The Use of Self-Monitoring Strategies to Improve Success in Inclusive Settings

Date of Award

Spring 5-17-2019

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Special Education

Department

Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Courtney LaLonde

Abstract

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of using self-management strategies in an inclusive setting. Participants in this study were students who receive special education services and also attend classes in an inclusive setting. For a student to enjoy the benefits of receiving inclusion services, they need skills to be successful in the classroom. A self-management strategy was introduced to students that receive inclusion services. Students practiced the self-management strategy that was taught to them based on their individual needs. The participants were then observed in their inclusive classrooms to see if they are able to effectively use that self-management strategy. The goal was to have the strategy increase the student’s success level in their mainstream classroom therefore increasing the benefits they receive from inclusion. Findings from this study concluded that students were able to increase their independence, confidence level, and academic skills after being taught a self-monitoring strategy.

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