Life Beyond the Classroom

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-07-09
  • Publisher: Brookes Pub

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For more than two decades, the trusted Life Beyond the Classroom text has shaped the practices of thousands of professionals helping students make a smooth transition from school to adulthood. Now this landmark textbook is in a NEW fifth edition¿updated with the cutting-edge information professionals need in today's changing world, as young people with disabilities face unprecedented financial, family, employment, and educational challenges. A definitive compendium of up-to-date, evidence-based transition research, this expanded new edition takes Life Beyond the Classroom to the next level. Future professionals will get all the latest best practices and timely research on the full spectrum of transition topics, from assessment and assistive technology to social skills and self-determination. And with the unparalleled new package of multimedia instructor materials online, instructors will enhance their teaching with videos, activities, PowerPoint slides, and a convenient test bank. With this comprehensive revision of a pioneering text, the next generation of professionals will be fully prepared to give young people with disabilities appropriate, effective, and individualized support as they navigate our increasingly complex society. WHAT'S NEW: ¿ New chapters on critical topics: ¿ working with families ¿ multicultural transition planning ¿ teaching social skills ¿ secondary curriculum options ¿ Multimedia instructor materials online ¿ Fresh contributions by highly regarded early career professionals ¿ All chapters completely revised and updated ¿ The very latest research, statistics, and legislation ¿ More practical strategies, case studies, and photos ¿ Updated annotated lists of helpful online resources ¿ Improved, more user-friendly design

Author Biography

Paul Wehman, Ph.D., is Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with joint appointments in the Department of Special Education and Disability Policy and the Departmert of Rehabilitation Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also Director of the VCU Rehabilitation Research find Training Center (VCU-RRTC) and Chairman of the Division of Rehabilitation Research.

Table of Contents

About the Online Companion Materialsp. xi
About the Authorp. xiii
About the Contributorsp. xv
Prefacep. xxiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
Transition: New Horizons and Challengesp. 3
Meet the Faces of Transition in America
Defining Transition
2010 Survey of Americans with Disabilities: Much Work Remains to Help Persons with Disabilities Gain Employment
National Longitudinal Transition Study-2: What Happens to Youth When They Leave School?
Gallup Poll Employer Results: The News Is Not All Bad
Is Business the Answer to Improving Transition Outcomes?
Making the Journey to Adulthood: The Importance of Setting Goals
Evidence-Based Transition Research: The Foundation for Recommended Practices
Related Disability Legislation
Challenges that Affect Youth with Disabilities
Transition Themes for Success: Why Do Some Students Succeed and Others Do Not?
Study Questions
Online Resources
Self-Determination: Getting Students Involved in Leadershipp. 41
What Is Self-Determination?
Self-Determination, Disability, and Empowerment
Assessments, Methods, and Strategies to Promote Self-Determination
Study Questions
Online Resources
Families and Young People with Disabilities: Listening to Their Voicesp. 69
Parent and Student Involvement as Key Components of Successful Transition
Barriers to and Strategies for Involvement
Supporting Improved Outcomes
Study Questions
Online Resources
Transition Planning and Support
Individualized Transition Planning: Building the Roadmap to Adulthoodp. 95
Goals of Individualized Transition Planning
Person-Centered Planning: Values and Transition
Tools and Strategies Associated with Person-Centered Transition Approaches
Student-Directed Transition Individualized Education Programs
Evidence-Based Practices in Transition Planning
What Are the Best Steps to Implement Person-Centered Individualized Transition Planning?
Study Questions
Online Resources
Multicultural Transition Planning: Including All Youth with Disabilitiesp. 121
Defining Diversity
Thinking Ecologically: Understanding Culture as Interaction and Process
Strategies for Transition Planning and Education in a Diverse Society
Study Questions
Online Resources
Transition Planning and Community Resources: Bringing It All Togetherp. 143
Community Organizations: Service Structures and Outcomes
Social Security Work Incentives: Removing Barriers to Work
Impact of Employment on Supplemental Security Income Benefits
Transition and Community Training, Employment, and Support Programs
Strong Alliances Between Schools and Businesses
Study Questions
Online Resources
Transition Service Delivery in the Schools
Full Inclusion into Schools: Strategies for Collaborative Instructionp. 175
National Commitment to Inclusion
A Historical Perspective on Inclusion
Philosophical Approaches to Inclusion
Special Education Service Delivery
Preparing for Successful Inclusion
Transition and Inclusion
Inclusive Community Programming
Study Questions
Online Resources
High-Stakes Accountability and Students with Disabilities: The Past and What's to Comep. 197
What Are the New Reform Policies?
The Next Phase of the Standards Movement
The Challenge and Opportunity for Students with Disabilities
Educational Attainment and Economic Implications
Study Questions
Online Resources
Secondary Curriculum and Transitionp. 215
Issues Facing Secondary Curriculum Types of Curriculum
Guidelines for Teachers in Curriculum Design
Study Questions
Online Resources
Assessment and Teaching for Transitionp. 235
Teaching Academic Content to Secondary Students with Disabilities
The General Education Curriculum
Alteration of or Adaptation to the General Curriculum
Study Questions
Online Resources
Teaching Social Skills and Promoting Supportive Relationshipsp. 261
Importance of Social Skills and Relationships in the Lives of Youth
Challenges Encountered by Youth with Disabilities
Promising and Evidence-Based Intervention Approaches
Developing a Peer Support Program
Promoting Social Skills and Relationships Across Settings
Designing Quality Instruction and Effective Supports
Study Questions
Online Resources
Work and Life in the Community
Using Technology from School to Adulthood: Unleashing the Powerp. 285
Impact of Assistive Technology on Quality of Life
Employment and Assistive Technology
Acquiring and Using Assistive Technology
Study Questions
Online Resources
Securing Meaningful Work in the Community: Vocational Internships, Placements, and Careersp. 309
What Is Possible: Setting Options for Work
Barriers to Employment Competence
Establishing a National Employment Agenda
Vocational Options: What Are the Choices?
Competitive Employment and Business Models
Workplace Supports
Study Questions
Online Resources
Developing Jobs for Young People with Disabilitiesp. 339
School's Role in Improving Outcomes
Guiding Points
Job Development Defined
Supported Employment
Review of Literature
Getting Prepared
Creating a Job
Study Questions
Online Resources
Pursuing Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilitiesp. 363
New Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Dual-Enrollment Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
Postsecondary Transition Considerations
Developing Essential Skills Needed for College
Applying Strategies to Remain in College
Study Questions
Online Resources
Designing and Implementing Plans for Transition
Applications for Youth with Intellectual Disabilitiesp. 379
Who Are Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities?
Employment and School Participation for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities
Challenges of Working with Youth with Intellectual Disabilities
Assessment of Youth with Intellectual Disabilities
Curriculum Strategies for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities
Evaluating Transition Outcomes for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities
Helping Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Enter Inclusive Employment
Study Questions
Online Resources
Applications for Youth with Learning Disabilitiesp. 401
Defining Learning Disabilities
Unique Challenges Presented by Youth with Learning Disabilities
Assessment for Transition
Setting Transition Goals
Universal Design for Learning
Instructing Students in a Multicultural Classroom
Assistive Technology
Preparing for Transition
Study Questions
Online Resources
Applications for Youth with Emotional and Behavior Disordersp. 419
Who Are Youth with Emotional Disturbance?
Unique Challenges and Issues for Youth with Emotional and Behavior Disorders
Discipline and Functional Assessment
The Need for Highly Qualified Teachers
Transition Assessment
Teaching for Transition
Supported Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Emotional and Behavior Disorders
Study Questions
Online Resources
Applications for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 447
Characteristics of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Diagnostic and Behavioral Characteristics of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism as a Multidimensional Disorder
Unique Challenges of Transition-Aged Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Outcomes for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Characteristics of Excellent Transition Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Transition Team Building for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Identifying the Vision for Students with Significant Communication Deficits
Curriculum, Literacy, and the Individualized Education Program
Curriculum and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Who Work Toward Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma
Scientifically Based Practices for Educating and Supporting Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Behavior Challenges, Functional Behavior Assessment, and Behavior Intervention Plans
Transition Services for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Job Supports for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Study Questions
Online Resources
Applications for Youth with Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Health Impairmentsp. 473
Who Are Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury, Orthopedic Impairments, and Other Health Impairments?
Assessment for Transition: Unique Challenges
Assessment for Transition Needs
Teaching Strategies and Supports for Transition to Work
Designing and Implementing Individualized Transition Plans
Transition from School to Work
The Power of Technology
Evaluation of Transition Outcomes
Study Questions
Online Resources
Referencesp. 501
Glossaryp. 551
Indexp. 565
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