ERIC Number: ED403695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
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)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Curriculum, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Goal Orientation, Help Seeking, Incidental Learning, Lesson Plans, Personal Autonomy, Planning, Records (Forms), Secondary Education, Self Advocacy, Self Determination, Simulation, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Computer Programs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Experimental Educational Unit.