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Bakken, Jeffrey P., Ed.; Obiakor, Festus E., Ed. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
While services for students with disabilities have been vastly improved in recent years, and research has created far greater awareness for the issues they face, there are still many obstacles to overcome as these students progress through the education system. This book discusses the considerable challenges these students conquer in education,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Hearing Impairments
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Bouck, Emily C.; Park, Jiyoon – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Transition is important to all students but especially important to students with intellectual disability who may need additional supports throughout their vertical transitions in education. This chapter discusses different vertical transitions students with intellectual disability face in education, with particular attention to the movement from…
Descriptors: Special Education, Transitional Programs, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability
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Weiss, Margaret P.; Faggella-Luby, Michael – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Although improving, students with learning disabilities (LD) still do not experience positive postsecondary outcomes at the same rate as their nondisabled peers. Research indicates that inclusion in the general education classroom for core content courses correlates to better outcomes; however, the large amount of content to be covered in these…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Self Determination, College Readiness
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Obi, Sunday; Obiakor, Festus E.; Obi, Stephanie L.; Myrie, Doreen – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Transition planning is an important part of special education. It is a process that helps to individualize instructions and assists students in maximizing their fullest potential. Transition planning for students with traumatic brain injury (TBI) should mirror the regular transition process. The purpose of this chapter is to (1) describe causes,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Transitional Programs, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments
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Asola, Eugene F.; Hodge, Samuel R. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
The percentage of North Americans who have one or more physical disabilities continues to rise. Specifically, the percentage of people with ambulatory disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and other health impairments is increasing every year. This phenomenon calls for pragmatic measures to help provide better transition and related services to…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Disabilities, Transitional Programs
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Kelly, Stacy M. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Students who are visually impaired (i.e., those who are blind or have low vision) need information and advice specific to their needs when they are in the process of making the transition from the school years to their adult lives. This chapter outlines disability-specific needs, instructional strategies, school professionals involved in teaching…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Students with Disabilities, Student Needs, Educational Strategies
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McKenna, John William; Brigham, Frederick J.; Parenti, Melissa; Hott, Brittany – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Transition can be seen as the capstone of many if not most efforts of special educators on behalf of students with disabilities. Transition programs must build upon the foundation set by general and special education teachers to promote accomplishments that will support engagement in adult life. The assumption underlying transition policy is that…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Transitional Programs
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Brigham, Frederick J.; McKenna, John William; Brigham, Michele M. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) have poor school outcomes and serious problems in life after school. Transition services are intended to promote more positive outcomes for these individuals and other students with disabilities. Recent trends in society and education appear to be changing the nature of the current generation…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Transitional Programs
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Borders, Christy M.; Daczewitz, Marcus; Probst, Kristi M. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Transition is an important and ongoing aspect of life that everyone experiences. For students who are deaf/hard of hearing (d/DHH) and their families, transitions related to education can be daunting and, at times, confusing. This chapter will focus on three important educational transitions: early intervention, school age, and adulthood. For each…
Descriptors: Special Education, Transitional Programs, Students with Disabilities, Deafness
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Bakken, Jeffrey P. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Students with disabilities have many obstacles to overcome and challenges to address as they go through the educational system. Besides challenges with academics, behavior, and social situations, these students also need to be able to transition throughout their educational careers from different grade levels to post-school outcomes. Transition…
Descriptors: Special Education, Transitional Programs, Students with Disabilities, Student Development
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Collins, Ginger; Wolter, Julie A. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this chapter is to focus on increasing the participation of students with language-based learning disabilities (LLD) in postsecondary transition planning and how the interprofessional teams that include a speech-language pathologist may work together to integrate and apply language, literacy, and related self-determinism goals in…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Staff Role, Student Participation
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Carlson, Sarah R.; Munandar, Vidya D.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Thompson, James R. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
In the years following high school, youth, including youth with extensive support needs, aspire to pursue a range of personally important experiences, such as attending postsecondary education programs, obtaining competitive employment, and living independently. However, the level of disability continues to be a powerful predictor of the degree to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Transitional Programs, Special Needs Students, Students with Disabilities
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Stuart, Shannon; Collins, James C. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
This chapter provides evidence-based supports for special education transition services for students with autism. Visual supports, video modeling, and other related strategies used in the transition from school to adult living are included. Discussion includes using evidence-based transition strategies with students who have autism, fostering…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Transitional Programs, Special Education
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Obiakor, Festus E., Ed.; Bakken, Jeffrey P., Ed. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
"Special Education for Young Learners with Disabilities" brings together leaders in the field of young children with disabilities, to present their ideas and research on different disability topics. Beginning with an introduction to the topic, the remaining chapters include discussions on learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral…
Descriptors: Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Young Children, Learning Disabilities
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Borders, Christy M.; Herman, Molly; Giese, Karla; Tess, Anna – Advances in Special Education, 2019
Hearing loss impacts language and communication, a building block for relationships and society. Most teachers and professionals rarely have a young child with hearing loss in their classroom. The "unknown" can be a source of stress for the professionals and the families alike. Understanding the characteristics of this population of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Early Intervention
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