ERIC Number: ED314902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Life Planning Intervention for Facilitating the Transition of Learning Disabled Adolescents to Post-School Situations. Project Summary. Final Report.
Schumaker, Jean; Deshler, Donald
The project described in this report sought to develop a program whereby adolescents with learning disabilities could increase their skills to successfully cope with the transitions inherent in moving to adulthood. The program, termed the "Life-planning Program," consists of a series of activities designed to: (1) orient the student toward setting goals and planning for the future; (2) show the student how to utilize a problem-solving process; (3) direct the student toward achieving life goals in five content areas (independent living, personal, social, education, and job); and (4) help the student identify and utilize a mentor in the life-planning process. Instructional procedures focus on increasing awareness of needed skills, practicing the skills in simulated situations, and applying the skills to real-life situations. This report describes the program's target skills, instructional procedures, implementation techniques, curriculum development efforts, and program evaluation activities. Appendices contain copies of questionnaires used in the training process and in program evaluation. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence, Inst. for Research in Learning Disabilities.