Intro to Exceptionalities
August 2, 2019
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
1.) Can attributions, learned helplessness, and motivation of students with intellectual
or developmental disabilities be altered? If so, how?
Yes, attributions, learned helplessness, and motivation of students with intellectual
and or developmental disabilities be altered. This can be altered in a couple different
ways. Starting with learned helplessness, having your student sit with their peers can
have them learn more on their own rather than relying on the teacher. Another way to
alter learned helplessness is by giving the student choices, making the student make
numerous choices during their day helps them start to think on their own as well. As
far as motivation, that all depends on the teacher. If the teacher can find things to
spark the student interest it can be altered in a good way. Lastly, attributions can be
altered the same way as well that motivation can be altered.