The Bridge School
Self-Determination Program

General Activities

Self-Knowledge Know Yourself/Value Yourself

How I see Myself and How I see You

Activity 1: How I see Myself; How I see You

Learning about yourself: Students identify strengths and weaknesses in five key areas.

My Dreams, What is Important to Me

Activity 2: My Dreams, What is Important to Me

Developing self-knowledge: Students engage in activities to explore different possibilities.

Myself at School

Activity 3: Myself at School

Developing self-knowledge in different environments: Students engage in discussions and writing activities to develop awareness about themselves as learners and document their learning styles and preferences.

I Learn Best When...

Activity 4: I Learn Best When...

Developing self-knowledge in different environments: Students engage in discussions and writing activities to develop awareness about themselves as learners and document their learning style and preferences.

I am Like...

Activity 5: I am Like...Silhouette Activity

Developing self-knowledge in different environments: Students engage in discussions and writing activities to develop awareness about themselves as learners and document their learning style and preferences.

About Me – Autobiography

Activity 6: About Me Autobiography

Communicating about oneself: Students engage in writing activities that document autobiographical information.

Framing a Future

Activity 7: Framing A Future (FAF)

Expanding self-knowledge: Students identify what's important to them and why.

Communication – Know Your AAC

Social Networks

Activity 8: Social Networks

Know your AAC: Students use the Social Networks tool to identify, chart and discuss their social circles of communication partners.

In Charge

Activity 9: "In Charge"

Caring for your AAC systems: Students discuss their AAC system components and the need to take responsibility for AAC systems.

The Name Game

Activity 10: The Name Game

Re-naming AAC devices and tools: Students engage in activities and discussions re-naming and personalizing their AAC tools.

Talking with Technology

Activity 11: Talking with Technology

Taking responsibility for teaching others about AAC/AT: Students collaboratively create an Abilities- and- Similarities presentation to share with others.