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Transition Education and Services for Students with Disabilities, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Patricia L. Sitlington, Debra A. Neubert, Gary M. Clark

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 20, 2009

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This book covers the transition of individuals with mild to severe disabilities from a school-age program to all aspects of adult life.


The text addresses not only the transition of students with disabilities to employment, but also the transition to future living and post-secondary educational environments. Self-determination, interpersonal, and community integration knowledge and skills are integrated throughout. Transition Education and Services for Students with Disabilities builds upon the success of past editions and continues to expand content to include students with severe disabilities and students at the elementary and middle school levels.  This text addresses the ideal and the real in terms of the relationship of the field of transition education and services to the standards-based reform movement in education.   This book is intended for use by those in pre-service education programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as those currently teaching in secondary special education programs and/or providing transition education and services.

Table of Contents





1    Education and Transition Services in Perspective


            Historical Overview

            Transition Services–Assumptions and Model



2    Legislation Foundations


            Special Education

            Rehabilitation and Civil Rights

            Career and Technical Education

            Workforce Training

            Education Reform



3    Students and Families: Key Participants



            Students and Families: Choice and Participation 



4    Assessment for Transition

      Education and Services


            Overview of Transition Assessment

            Transition Assessment and Standards-Based Reform

            Alternate Assessment

            Methods of Gathering Assessment Information on the Individual

            Methods of Assessing Potential Environments

            Tying Assessment into Transition Planning

            Issues to Consider When Conducting Assessments 

            Recommendations for Transition Assessment



5    Transition in Early Childhood through Middle School: Laying the Foundation

      Betty Amos


            Transition in Early Childhood through Middle School

            Transition Education and Curriculum–Grades K-9 



6    Instructional Strategies for

      Transition Education

      Mary E. Cronin, Sassy C. Wheeler, and Melanie Forstall Lemoine


            Integrating Transition Goals and the IEP

            Teaching in Inclusive Settings

            Teaching Learning Strategies and Study Skills

            Integration of Technology

            Application of Academic Content to Real-Life Situations

            Teaching Community Skills



7    Transition to Employment


            Importance of Work-Based Learning

            Content for Instruction

            Principles and Approaches to Delivering Work-Based Learning

            Program Models for Delivering Work-Based Learning

            Issues in Preparing Students for Transition to Employment



8    Job Placement, Training, and Supervision


            Job Development

            Legal Aspects of Work-Based Learning

            Steps in Placement and Supervision

            Individualized Planning for Transition to Employment



9    Transition to Postsecondary Education


            General Information on Postsecondary Education

                        for Individuals with Disabilities

            Skills Needed in Postsecondary Education Programs

            Suggested Instructional Strategies and Services at the

                        Secondary and Postsecondary Levels

            Information and Documentation Required by

                        Postsecondary Programs

            Gathering the Information Needed by Postsecondary Programs



10 Transition to Living in the Community


            Living in the Community–An Elusive Goal

            Affordable Housing

            Funding Housing Through Agencies

            Knowledge and Skill Domains

            Matching Students to Housing Options



11 School-Based and Community-Based Resources:

      Linkages and Referrals


            School-Based Resources

            Community-Based Resources




12 Where Do We Go From Here?


            Our Recommendations






4A     Community Analysis

4B     Vocational Training Analysis

4C     Job Site Analysis

8A     Summary of Child Labor Laws

8B     Exploration Agreement

8C     Training Agreement

8D     Exploration/Training Plan

9A     Summary of Postsecondary Living, Learning, and Working

9B     Support for Accommodation Request                  



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