ERIC Number: ED529121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies for Transition. Brookes Transition to Adulthood Series
Test, David W.
Brookes Publishing Company
To meet the high-stakes requirements of IDEA's Indicator 13, professionals need proven and practical ways to support successful transitions for young adults with significant disabilities. Now there's a single guidebook to help them meet that critical goal--straight from David Test, one of today's most highly respected authorities on transitions to adulthood. Packed with down-to-earth, immediately useful transition strategies, this book has the evidence-based guidance readers need to help students with moderate and severe disabilities prepare for every aspect of adult life, from applying for a job to improving social skills. Special educators, transition specialists, guidance counselors, and other professionals will discover how to: (1) align instruction with IDEA requirements; (2) pinpoint student needs and interests with formal and informal assessment strategies; (3) strengthen IEPs with measurable, relevant, and specific postsecondary goals; (4) teach students the skills needed to succeed; (5) use the most effective instructional strategies, such as mnemonics, response prompting, peer assistance, visual displays, and computer-assisted instruction; (6) assess effectiveness of instruction; (7) increase student and family involvement in transition planning--the best way to ensure positive outcomes that reflect a student's individual choices. Readers will help make transition as seamless as possible with practical materials that guide the planning process, including IEP templates and worksheets, checklists and key questions, thumbnails of key research studies, and sample scenarios that show teaching strategies in action. An essential road map for all professionals involved in transition planning, this book will help ensure that students with moderate and severe disabilities reach their destination: a successful adult life that reflects their goals and dreams. Contents of this book include: (1) Transition-Focused Education (David W. Test); (2) Transition Assessment for Instruction (Dawn A. Rowe, Larry Kortering, and David W. Test); (3) Teaching Strategies (Sharon M. Richter, April L. Mustian, and David W. Test); (4) Data Collection Strategies (Valerie L. Mazzotti and David W. Test); (5) Student-Focused Planning (Nicole Uphold and Melissa Hudson); (6) Student Development: Employment Skills (Allison Walker and Audrey Bartholomew); (7) Bound for Success: Teaching Life Skills (April L. Mustian and Sharon L. Richter); and (8) Strategies for Teaching Academic Skills (Allison Walker and Kelly Kelley). An index is included.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Young Adults, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, Specialists, Related Services (Special Education), Alignment (Education), Student Needs, Student Interests, Informal Assessment, Educational Objectives, Skill Development, Job Application, Interpersonal Competence, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Strategies, Family Involvement, Evidence
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act