Self Advocacy

Self Advocacy |self ˈadvəkəsē|
(noun)



1. The promotion of a student’s personal effort to take advantage of their school’s resources (lab periods, teacher meetings, library and web sources) by aiding them
in issues related to organization, motivation and/or interpersonal relationships with teachers: The tutor helped Sarah come up with a list of questions to ask Mr. Bradford during lab hours, aiding her self-advocacy to get the information she needed for the upcoming test.

 

2. The support of techniques for improving a kid’s role as a student; i.e. how to prepare for labs, how to write an appropriate email to a teacher, what materials and questions to have prepared in order to receive specific feedback.