Transition Planning for Secondary Students with Disabilities

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-08-28
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Transition Planning for Secondary Students with Disabilities, 4/e is a comprehensive and practical resource for anyone involved in dealing with and meeting the transition needs of students with disabilities. The authors describe the varied transition needs readers are likely to encounter in their work and provide a succinct look at the options and career paths potentially available. They cover implementing transition systems, creating a transition perspective of education, and promoting movement to postschool environments.

Author Biography

Robert Baer is the Director of the Transition Center at Kent State University.  In this role, he currently directs personnel preparation, demonstration, and research projects related to transition, including Ohio’s Longitudinal Transition Study (OLTS) of Special Education Outcomes, TTW endorsement training, career-technical teacher training, and campus work and college experience programs for youth and young adults with disabilities.  Dr. Baer has more than 35 years in the special education and has directed residential programs for adults with disabilities, supported employment programs for young adults with disabilities, and research for the Ohio Department of Education.


Pamela Luft is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Kent State University in Ohio and the Director of the Deaf Education program.  She received her M.Ed. in Deaf Education from McDaniel College, her M.S. in Technology for Persons with Disabilities from the Johns Hopkins University, and her Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Special Education.  She worked in public, special day, and residential schools as a teacher, behavior specialist, career coordinator, and program administrator before getting her doctorate.  Her research and grant projects have focused on transition services and rehabilitation services for the deaf. She has published on issues related to transition, technology employment of persons with disabilities, special education policy, and instructional practices.



Pamela Luft is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Kent State University.  She worked for 15 years with D/HH students across all school settings and age groups. Her research and grant projects have focused on transition services and rehabilitation services for the deaf, language, and literacy.



Table of Contents

Section 1

Implementing Transition Systems


Chapter 1

A Framework For Positive Outcomes


Chapter 2

Transition Legislation And Models


Chapter 3

Multicultural And Collaborative Competencies For Working With Families


Chapter 4

Career Development Theories For Transition



Section 2

Creating A Transition Perspective Of Education


Chapter 5

Appropriate Transition Assessment


Chapter 6

Developing Postsecondary Goals


Chapter 7

Identifying Courses Of Study


Chapter 8

Collaborative Transition Services


Chapter 9

Developing And Teaching The Transition Iep


Section 3

Promoting Movement To Postschool Environments


Chapter 10

Coordinating Transition Services


Chapter 11

Transition To Postsecondary Education


Chapter 12

Transition To Employment


Chapter 13

Independent Living And Community Participation

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