Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Rob Weisskirch


Students with learning disabilities often have difficulty advocating for themselves when it comes to their rights, personal learning strategies, and building self-esteem. Students with learning disabilities may be limited in understanding their rights when it comes to accommodations in their school setting and they may be unaware of learning strategies which may support their success. Some of these students may have low self-esteem, which may hamper their ability to advocate for themselves. Given these limitations, I have prepared a three day lesson plan to support students with learning disabilities. These lessons will allow students with disabilities to advocate for themselves. These lesson are designed for RSP (resource specialist program) students between the ages of 14 and 18 at Greenfield High School in Greenfield, California.