Synopses & Reviews
1 Why a Handbook of Transition Strategies - 2 How to Use The Transition Handbook - 3 Strategies that Promote Social Acceptance - 4 Strategies for Increasing Environmental Support - 5 Strategies for Increasing Social Support - 6 Strategies for Identifying and Promoting Students' Strengths - 7 Strategies for Teaching Self Determination - 8 Strategies for Increasing Students' Choice and Decision Making - 9 Strategies that Promote Social Interaction - 10 Epilogue
Carolyn Hughes and Erik Carter had a quest -- to turn groundbreaking transition research into high school practice. So they went looking for practical strategies, based on the latest research, that secondary school teachers could actually use with students who have disabilities, who are at risk for failure, or who need additional support making the transition from high school to adult life. In this handbook, the authors compiled what they found -- almost 600 research-based, teacher-tested, transition support strategies that have been proved to work by leading researchers, educators, and practitioners. Teachers, employment specialists, families, and students themselves will love the handbook's easy-to-use, menu-style format that lets them turn to relevant strategies without having to read the entire book. Photocopiable checklists and observation forms are included in the appendix. Perfect for training special education teachers and for guiding IEP teams, this user-friendly resource enables teachers and families to become interactive partners with their students as they help them make a successful transition from high school to adult life.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-406) and indexes.
Table of Contents
Why a handbook of transition strategies? -- How to use the Transition handbook -- Strategies that promote social acceptance -- Strategies for increasing environmental support -- Strategies for increasing social support -- Strategies for identifying and promoting students' strengths -- Strategies for teaching self-determination -- Strategies for increasing students' choice and decision making -- Strategies that promote social interaction.