ERIC Number: ED294404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Project KIT (Kids in Transition) Educators Resource Book: A Process of Planning for Change. Revised.
Goff, Pamela L.; Hemmesch, Henrietta E.
Project KIT (Kids in Transition) of the Northern Trails Area Education Agency in Iowa assists in preparing for children's transition from early childhood special education programs to elementary regular/special education programs and transition from special education home intervention services to the preschool special education classroom. This educators' guide describes the project's planning process, implemented by the parent/child and the receiving school's staff through meetings, timetables, and conferences. Detailed timetables are presented, along with a form for sending and receiving teachers to record information observed during program visitations. "Transition and the Receiving Teacher" provides tips from an experienced receiving kindergarten teacher; lists skills needed to enter kindergarten; and outlines strategies for teaching kindergarten survival skills in the areas of self-understanding, communicating, task completion, school and classroom rules and routines, and self-help. "Transition and the Parent" lists guidelines for developing effective parent-teacher communication, and includes an article reprint on improving home-school communication through sharing of daily reports and an observation form for parents to use in assessing the child's classroom situation. Appendices contain definitions of handicapping conditions and other special education terminology, as well as lists of useful books, films/videos, and toll-free telephone numbers. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Northern Trails Area Education Agency. Clear Lake, IA.
Note: Prepared by the Division of Special Education. For a related document, see EC 202 576.