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Supported Decision-Making
Theory, Research, and Practice to Enhance Self-Determination and Quality of Life


Part of Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series

  • Date Published: November 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108475648

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  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) recognized that people with disabilities should have the right to exercise their legal capacity and identified 'supported decision-making' as a means by which people with disabilities can be directly involved in decisions that impact their lives. Offering an overview of its emergence in the disability field and highlighting emerging research, theory, and practice from legal, psychology, education, and health fields, this volume provides a much-needed theoretical and evidence base for supported decision-making. Evidence and strengths-based frameworks for understanding disability, supports, and their roles in promoting supported decision-making are synthesized. The authors describe the application of a social-ecological approach to supported decision-making, and focus on implications for building systems of supports based on current environmental demands. This volume introduces and explains empirical research on critical elements of supported decision-making and the applications of supported decision-making that enhance outcomes, including self-determination and quality of life.

    • Integrates theory, research, and practice across disciplines related to supported decision-making
    • Aligns supported decision-making with emerging research and practice in legal, health, disability, psychology, and education sectors
    • Integrates supported decision-making research and practices with social ecological-based understandings of disability
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108475648
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Overview:
    1. Introduction to supported decision-making and its emergence in the disability
    Part II. Strengths-Based Frameworks for Understanding Disability and Support Needs:
    2. Social ecological models of disability
    3. Strengths-based approaches – positive psychology and disability
    4. Causal agency theory – self-determination and disability
    Part III. Theory Underpinning Supported Decision-Making:
    5. Social-ecological framework for supported decision-making
    6. Decision-making capacity in law and practice
    7. Environmental demands for decision-making
    8. Decision-making skills and support needs for decision-making
    Part IV. Applications of a Social-Ecological Framework for Supported Decision-Making:
    9. Supported decision-making and self-determination research
    10. Assessment and intervention in supported decision-making
    11. Building systems of supports for supported decision-making
    12. Implications for future theory, research, and practice.

  • Authors

    Karrie A. Shogren, University of Kansas
    Karrie A. Shogren is a Professor in the Department of Special Education and Director of the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Kansas.

    Michael L. Wehmeyer, University of Kansas
    Michael L. Wehmeyer is the Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor in Special Education and Chair of the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas.

    Jonathan Martinis, Syracuse University, New York
    Jonathan Martinis is Director for Law and Policy in the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, New York.

    Peter Blanck, Syracuse University, New York
    Peter Blanck is University Professor and Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, New York.

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