Developing Web-Based Self-Advocacy Training for Postsecondary Students With Disabilities

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,10
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 7: Psychological Services for Specific Groups of Students

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the importance of self-advocacy skills for students with disabilities in postsecondary education.
  2. discuss the process of creating and validating video models of key target behaviors.
  3. relate the experience of transferring an in-person self-advocacy skills training to a web-based tutorial with embedded video models.
  4. operationally define key target behaviors that can be included in self-advocacy skills training.


This presentation will describe a university project in which an evidence-based in-person self-advocacy and conflict resolution training was adapted into an online video training for postsecondary students with disabilities. The target skills, rationale, and process will be discussed.



Veronica L. Botts, University of Nebraska Omaha
Sarah S. Buckner, University of Nebraska Omaha
Adam D. Weaver, University of Nebraska Omaha


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