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ERIC Number: ED403695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 352
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Transition Choices Program: Preparing To Participate in Life's Choices. Teaching Guide and Curriculum.
Stowitschek, Joseph J.; And Others
The Transition Choices Program (TCP) is designed to increase the ability of young persons with disabilities to participate more fully in the school-to-adult life process through systematic instruction in six skills: exploring choices and developing preferences; planning goals and following through; seeking assistance when needed; recognizing and asserting personal rights; negotiating for choices; and respecting the preferences of others. The curriculum is based on the need for self-determination to be: taught through both indirect and direct means; ingrained early in student repertoires; nurtured in day-to-day activities; and infused into school, community, and home instruction. The program kit consists of: (1) four types of assessment forms, for determining initial placement, progress, mastery, and Individual Education Plan participation; (2) teaching cards, including simulation cards, which provide teachers with information on the simulation purpose, preparation and materials, simulation activities, and evaluation; coincidental teaching cards which allow recordkeeping of planned teaching incidents; and school cards which facilitate communication between home and school; (3) an explanation of the teaching procedure; and (4) an inservice development guide. Computer diskettes with all the teaching cards and forms are available for both Macintosh and PC computers. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Computer Programs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Experimental Educational Unit.