Write a 1250 words paper on the topic Developing a Role-playing Strategy for Enhancing Self-determination.
According to Blanter (1995), role play is the best technique to teach communication, problem-solving, self-awareness and teamwork. According to Campbell (2008), the term ‘self-determination’ includes awareness, perception, self-support, understanding, self-respect, acceptance, empowerment, management of self and adjustment. Self Determination theory is based on the principle that people have an innate organizational tendency towards growth, self-integration and resolution of any psychological inconsistency (Deci, 2000. Cited in Markland et.al, 2005). Dyslexia is basically a reading and writing disorder.
In this condition, the subjects have a unique kind of neuron wiring in the brain that causes an unusual pattern of reading and writing (Hultquist, 2008). Many investigative studies have reported that a strong relationship exists between self-determination and high GPAs among the learning disabled individuals including dyslexics (Shaw, 2003). Leisure skills help children and adults in making their free time productive. With help of properly planned leisure, they can actually learn to live more organized lives and make use of all the spare hours they have (Indiana Education, 2010).
The subject selected for this assignment is a 12 years old female, studying in grade four, who has mild dyslexia and is a below average student academically. She belongs to a middle-class family and lives with a single, working mother who works at a small restaurant where she is the second chef. She has many friends but only one really close friend. The subject is also quite attached to a maternal aunt who lives three blocks away from her house. . The lesson plans below have been devised to enhance self-determination in the dyslexic subject via role play.
These four different lesson plans focus on three different components of self-determination namely: Awareness/Perception, Self Regulation/Adjustment, Self-support, and empowerment.