Disability Self-Perception Tool™
If an individual is struggling with any aspect of their lives due to disability-related trauma or stressors, whether these be internal (e.g. feelings of grief or self-acceptance struggles with the later acquisition of a disability) or external (e.g. personal or workplace issues related to inaccessibility, exclusion, or discrimination) the survey results will indicate which areas are causing the trauma or stress, which could potentially lead to the issues being addressed. This is especially true for individuals who might not be aware that they are experiencing internal or external issues relating to their disability, or if the individual was uncomfortable bringing these up in the past.
It is strongly advised that you discuss the results with an Accredited Facilitator. A list of these consultants and their areas of expertise is available on the Motto website. Each of these specialist Business Partners deals with specific development areas on group as well as individual level.
A report that explains your individual results, as well as possible improvement strategies will be emailed directly to you shortly after the feedback session.
Ideally, the Motto Disability Self-Perception Survey should be completed after a period (3 months to a year from the first measurement) in order to reflect on personal development and progress made to date.
According to the World Health Organisation, roughly 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability. This makes people with disabilities the world’s largest minority group. Yet, despite the worldwide move towards the acknowledgement of diversity-related issues and inclusivity, people with disabilities are still experiencing exclusion in many spheres of life. This does not only include legislation and workplace policies, but also the ironic exclusion from conversations addressing diversity and inclusivity.
The Motto Disability Self-Perception Tool™ was developed by Dr Mariheca Otto in collaboration with Disability and Employment expert and consultant Dr Madri Engelbrecht from Altitude Supported Employment.
Whilst it is important to acknowledge that society needs to adapt so as to eradicate the exclusion of (and discrimination towards) people with disabilities, it is as important to acknowledge that disability can be a traumatic experience for some. People with acquired disabilities can be identified as a demographic for whom this could be particularly difficult. The loss of a limb, or any physical or mental function can lead to feelings of grief, disenfranchisement and/or shame, as well as often changing the entire course of a person’s life in terms of goals and purpose.
The Motto Disability Self-Perception Tool™ assesses an individual’s own mindset on 50 elements related to life purpose and vision, self-confidence and self-esteem, self-management tools, communication and positioning of self, as well as stress management, work-life balance, healthy physical practices and personal support. It allows for a snapshot of an individual’s mindset, with the goal of identifying possible development areas and subsequent strategies to promote optimal psychological well-being and optimal functioning.
The Tool is multifunctional, in that it does not only focus on an individual’s status as someone with a disability, but on their mindset as an individual in general.
PROVEN OVER 10 YEARS
CLEAR, DEFINED DIRECTION
PRIORITIZES LOW ENGAGEMENT AREAS
PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN WITH ACCESS TO LOCAL DATA
MOBILE FRIENDLY ACCESS
CALCULATES COPING LEVELS & CHANGE READINESS