For Transition, Secondary Special Education and Career Education/Vocational Transition courses. Redesigned to focus more directly on supporting teachers and professionals in developing and implementing transition activities, this comprehensive text provides broad coverage of transition content, organized around the four essential elements of transition: 1)context, 2)programs, 3)planning, and 4)outcomes. The coverage encompasses the full spectrum of transition, from its legislative policy base, through the maturing disability rights movement and government initiatives, to specific ideas for teaching everyday transition activities. The books goal is to advocate services based on each learners' own needs, interests, and preferences; achieving a desirable quality of life and to ensure effective transitioning.
A comprehensive, yet practical, text for diverse courses that contribute to the transition process, Transition Planning for Secondary Students with Disabilities, Third Edition, describes the varied transition needs of students with disabilities and the myriad options and career paths potentially available. The authors' approach to transition is treated in a generalized way by cross-categorical, practical, and “real” transition examples. KEY TOPICS: Redesigned to focus more directly on supporting teachers and professionals in developing and implementing transition activities, the revision remains comprehensive and provides broad coverage of transition content, ranging from the legislative-policy base to specific transition activities. More so than in previous editions, the third edition content reflects transition issues confronted at the high school level, problem-solving strategies, and updated content that reflects the IDEA. Readers of the text will find a framework for four essential elements of transition that presents themes to organize each chapter, connecting content across chapters and topics, derived from the IDEA legislation. The resulting integration of policy and practice systematically builds the reader's understanding and provides guidelines for daily transition activities. Outcomes of transition services, across various middle school, secondary, and postsecondary programs are viewed in the book from the perspective of post-school outcomes and quality of life. The combined process and outcome analysis will help the reader determine whether transition programs are doing things right, and if they are doing the right things.
Author Pamela Luft, Robert M. Baer, Robert W. Flexer, Thomas Simmons
This book promotes the awareness and use of hearing as a powerful receptive/input modality for communication and learning. It describes the effective integration of hearing into early intervention programming and explains the many facets of hearing and hearing loss. Topics include the role of hearing, structure and function of the ear, ear pathologies pertinent to infants and toddlers (with special emphasis on otitis media), behavioural and objective measurements of hearing loss, educational and medical treatment of hearing loss, hearing technologies, and the development of listening skills. The book focuses on education and rehabilitation rather than on medical models and stresses the importance of facilitating hearing for all children, whether or not they have been diagnosed as "hearing impaired". This book should be of interest to speech-language pathologists, audiologists, occupational and physical therapists, paediatricians, neonatologists, nurses, and teachers.