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Pathways to Successful Transition for Youth with Disabilities : A Developmental Process

Pathways to Successful Transition for Youth with Disabilities : A Developmental Process - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0132050869

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ISBN13: 978-0132050869
ISBN10: 0132050862

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No
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Pathways to Successful Transition for Youth with Disabilities : A Developmental Process - 2ND 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0132050869

Gary Greene

ISBN13: 978-0132050869
ISBN10: 0132050862

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

This up-to-date book offers a balanced presentation of theory, research, and practice in regard to career guidance and transition for youth with disabilities. Its contemporary focus on such issues as inclusive education, cultural and linguistic diversity, and self-determination and advocacy creates a text with broad-based appeal; while its thorough scholarship supports content with a solid foundation in theory and research. This book emphasizes a wide variety of transition pathways; and offers numerous practical suggestions for how to draft IEP transition language related to this model. It covers research-based best practices and ensures readers come away with the most current information and the broadest possible definition of transition. For professionals in the fields of special education, guidance and counseling for youths with disabilities.

Table of Contents

PART I PHILOSOPHICAL AND POLICY FOUNDATIONS FOR TRANSITION 1. Introduction to Transition How Is Transition Defined? What Is a Pathways Approach: The Developmental Framework for Transition? Why Is Transition Important for Youth with Disabilities and What Are the Benefits? How Does Transition Fit Within the General Education Curriculum? 2. Student Populations and Their Transition Needs What Is Diversity? Who Are Special Learners and What Are Their Transition Needs? What Other Risk Factors Affect Successful Transition to Adult Life? Who Are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students? Who Are Middle School Students and What Are Their Transition Needs? How Do Families'Needs Change Along the Developmental Path of Transition? 3. History and Philosophy of Transition What Are the Historical Roots of Career Education and Transition? What Philosophies Form the Foundation for Transition Practices? What Theories Form the Foundation for Transition Practices? How Are Philosophies and Theories Applied to the Developmental Pathways to Transition? 4. Federal Legislation, Research, and State Initiatives Advance Transition Policy and Programs How Has Transition Policy Evolved: Four Generations? How Have Broad Education Reforms Affected the Development of Transition Services? How Has Case Law Shaped Transition Practices? How Does the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act of 2004 Strengthen Transition Services? How Does the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Promote Transition Services? How Does the NCLB Requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Impact Transition Services? What Related Laws Promote Transition Services? 5. Coordinating Systems and Agencies for Successful Transition: Middle School to Postsecondary Why Is Service Coordination Important for Transition Services? What Is Service Coordination? How Has Service Coordination Evolved as a Practice? What Philosophies Have Shaped the Development of Service Coordination? What National and State Policies Promote Service Coordination? What Is the Role of the Family in System Coordination for Transition? PART II IMPLEMENTING TRANSITION IN LOCAL SYSTEMS 6. Research-Based Best Practices in Transition What Does the Term ''Best Practices'' in Transition Mean? What Are Best Practices for Transition Service Coordination? What Are Best Practices for Transition Education Programming? What Are Best Practices for Transition Planning? 7. Transition Assessment