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ERIC Number: ED536180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 128
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-4029-9
Successful Transition Planning for Students Who Have Severe Disabilities: Parents' Perspectives
Fields, Pamela A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Drake University
Special education transition planning services are intended to facilitate an effective segue from education services provided in the high school to adult life. This transition can be especially problematic for students who have severe disabilities and their families. In addition, methods used to assess the effectiveness of transition planning for the majority of students who have disabilities may not be appropriate for students whose challenges are more significant. Previous studies have established that family adjustment, as evidenced through perceived well being of the family system, may be a valid measure of the effectiveness of transition planning. This multiple case study investigated transition planning from the perspective of the parents of students who have severe disabilities to determine factors influencing parental perceptions of successful transition planning. Findings of this study supported previous studies that indicated that family well being might be the overriding factor in parental perceptions of successful transition planning. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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