Universal Design for Transition: A Roadmap for Planning and Instruction / Edition 1

Universal Design for Transition: A Roadmap for Planning and Instruction / Edition 1

by Collen A. Thoma, Christina C. Bartholomew, LaRon Antwoine Scott
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1557669104

ISBN-13: 9781557669100

Pub. Date: 01/01/2009

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company

Apply the principles of universal design for learning to transition for students with disabilities with this groundbreaking guidebook. Schools across the country already use universal design for learning to improve all students' access to the general curriculum and tap each learner's individual strengths-and now they'll have a practical book that takes this powerful

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Apply the principles of universal design for learning to transition for students with disabilities with this groundbreaking guidebook. Schools across the country already use universal design for learning to improve all students' access to the general curriculum and tap each learner's individual strengths-and now they'll have a practical book that takes this powerful teaching approach one step further for students approaching the transition to adult life. Transition specialists and educators will discover how to apply universal design for transition (UDT)during the critical middle- and high-school years, using its guiding philosophy-presenting information in multiple formats and media-to help students achieve academic goals, make sound decisions about their future, and make a successful transition to adult life. This timely, concise guidebook reveals how and why UDT can help readers enhance students' self-determination skills plan multiple assessments that measure the full range of student strengths and needs develop IEPs tailored to student goals and interests help students explore career possibilities and prepare for the working world support all the elements of successful transition to community life, including finding a home, managing finances, making personal connections, and enjoying recreational activities create universal access to postsecondary options and help students develop the skills they'll need in college Throughout the book, readers get practical guidance, teaching tips, and case studies that clearly demonstrate how to present information and skills in multiple settings in a variety of engaging ways. They'll also find suggestions for a wide range of technology supports they can use to accommodate diverse learning needs, including video recordings, Internet tools and resources, audiobooks, podcasts, speech-to-text software, and assistive technology devices. With this one-of-a-kind guide to UDT, transition spe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557669100
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
758,672
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
About the Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments

I: Universal Design for Transition

1: Background and Explanation of Universal Design for Transition

2: Universal Design for Transition and Student Self-Determination

3: Universal Design for Transition in Assessment

4: Using a Universal Design for Transition Approach to Individualized Educational Planning

II: Universal Design for Transition to Facilitate the Transition from School to Adult Life

5: Universal Design for Transition and Employment
with Darlene D. Unger

6: Universal Design for Transition and Postsecondary Education
with Donald E. Finn & Jennifer Watson Klein

7: Universal Design for Transition and Community Living
with Beth A. Bader, Santa E. Perez, & Mary Bryant

8: Universal Design for Transition Applied to Recreation and Leisure
Kimberly R. Dell & Ronald Tamura

9: Using Technology to Put It All Together
with Judith E. Terpstra, Ronald Tamura, Donald E. Finn, & Darlene D. Unger

References
Appendix: Blank Forms
Index

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