ERIC Number: ED218892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Transition Practices: When Children Move from One Program to Another.
Hutinger, Patricia L.
Successful transition for young handicapped children into other programs depends on a variety of factors, including personnel time, development of a comprehensive transition plan, positive teacher attitudes, and careful followup. Problems in transitioning may include weak evaluation procedures, limited social capacity of handicapped students, and difficulties in adjusting to the new social environment. Administrative concerns also need to be considered, such as lack of agency cooperation resulting in service overlap and inadequate preparation of parents for separation from their children. Recommended procedures for successful transition include observational visits by the receiving teacher prior to transition, inservice and conferences for staff and parents at the beginning of the transition year, determination of competencies for entry into kindergarten, training of parents as advocates, and thorough followup services. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session T-54.