ERIC Number: ED493231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Improving Transition Planning for Young People with Special Educational Needs
Open University Press
Transition planning for young people with special educational needs is a crucial but often overlooked element of social inclusion. While there is now considerable official guidance on how to manage the school leaving process for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, little is known about how to make effective transitions happen in practice. This book supports the transition experiences of young people with a range of special educational needs. The book: (1) Provides insights into the experiences and perspectives of young people, their parents or carers and the professionals who support them during the transition period; (2) Explores influences on the decision-making processes and the involvement of young people and their parents or carers; and (3) Suggests practical ways in which young people and their families and carers can be supported during the transition to adulthood. This book contains the following seven chapters: (1) Introduction; (2) The Policy Framework; (3) How the Decisions Were Made; (4) The Young People's Stories; (5) Listening to Parents; (6) Professionals, Policies and Procedures; and (7) How to Improve Transition Planning.
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Educational Needs, Young Adults, Education Work Relationship, Transitional Programs, Special Needs Students, Decision Making, Change Strategies, Policy Analysis, Program Improvement, Guidelines, Counseling Psychology, Textbook Content
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Audience: Students; Teachers
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