A Collaborative Approach to Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities

  • ISBN 9781630914981
  • Author: Rae, JoAnn M.||
  • Publ Date: 2019-11-15
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  • Binding: Paperback / softback

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A Collaborative Approach to Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities is designed to inform aspiring special education teachers, special education teams, transition planning specialists and school administrators about the complex process of transition planning and to meet the transition requirements of special education legislation.

Author Dr. JoAnn Rae has been in the field of special education for 34 years, in service as a special education teacher, special education administrator, teacher certification supervisor and as college faculty. The framework she outlines is specially designed to advance students' involvement and participation in their lives, not only in the presence of the most severe sensory and intellectual disabilities, but also in the case of multiple disabilities. Unique scenarios not typically seen in other textbooks, such as IEP team disagreements, students with terminal illnesses, students with ill or overworked parents or students living in poverty are also explored.

The text also includes:

Descriptions of research-based practices to maximize students' self-determination, autonomy, goal setting and ability to have successful life experiences
Opportunities to integrate knowledge with practice by providing strategies that relate to the real-life difficulties students and transition planning specialists may encounter
Easy-to-replicate communication tools, such as letters to students and parents, as examples to enhance collaboration
Methods for teachers to effectively promote and increase student involvement and collaboration by using structured and interactive interviews

A Collaborative Approach to Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities reflects the universal challenges that teachers, families and finally, the students themselves face, as they progress through school with a disability. For students with disabilities, the key component to successful transition planning is creating a collaborative atmosphere that allows them to be successful. This book promises to serve as an essential resource to all who are dedicated to that goal.
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