Promoting self-determination for better health and wellbeing for adolescents who have an intellectual disability

Carrington, Suzanne, Lennox, Nicholas, O'Callaghan, Michael, McPherson, Lyn, & Selva, Gitta (2014) Promoting self-determination for better health and wellbeing for adolescents who have an intellectual disability. Australasian Journal of Special Education, 38(2), pp. 93-114.

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Abstract

The focus of this paper is on an Australian research project that evaluated the effectiveness of a resource called the Ask Health Diary, which is used in the school curriculum to promote self-determination for better health and wellbeing for adolescents who have an intellectual disability. Education and health researchers used questionnaires and interviews to gather data from adolescents attending special schools and special education units located in secondary schools in south-east Queensland, their teachers and their parents/carers.

This paper reports on two research questions: First, ‘How did the teachers use the Ask Health Diary to promote self-determination in health?’, and second, ‘How did teachers, parents/carers and students perceive the benefits and value of the Ask Health Diary?’ The findings indicate that the Ask Health Diary provides a sound curriculum framework for teachers, adolescents and parents/carers to work together to promote self-determination and better health outcomes for young people who have an intellectual disability.

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ID Code: 65541
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: health, intellectual disability, self-determination, wellbeing
DOI: 10.1017/jse.2013.16
ISSN: 1833-6914
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Authors
Deposited On: 22 Dec 2013 23:37
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2015 23:14

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