Chapter 8: Collaborative Transition Services (Making Transition Teams…
Chapter 8: Collaborative Transition Services
I learned that transition Teams will provide children with different opportunities (experiences or activities) this way then can explore and gain experience.
To do this I learned that transition teams must ensure that programs are structured w/ Federal Fair Labors Act.
For the reason being, it allows students to participate as a "trainee" in experience
To ease the transition process, I learned that near graduation teams will ease this process by mimicking the students desired post-school settings.
Allow students to practice skills in the environment they will be transitioning.
Programs give them a sense of what college may be like
I learned that transition teams will choose different methods of instruction to move the student toward their transition goals.
Transition teams need to keep students SPINS in mind as the student may need different accommodations/adaptations.
Helps teach student different skills they need to succeed in post-school environments.
I learned that transition teams will strive to place students within environments that help them reach preferred student outcomes after high school.
SPINS need to be considered in this process.
Transition teams have to ensure that these programs then allow the student to learn the academic skills they need to meet college requirements.
I also learned that career and technical programs can be used to meet the students career transition goals.
Which these programs will help students gain skills they need to learn (job and daily living skills) in order to become a successful employee.
Can help students find jobs that they are interested in through exploration.
Examples: Speech therapy, physical and occupational therapy, social work services, counseling, mobility services, medical services etc.
These services help ease the transition process for students because they are able to practice skills they are learning within environments they will be living, working and playing in.
I learned that transition teams must first asses the student to see what AT will fit an individual. Which they do by assessing 3 things:
The environmental Demands placed on the student
Based on the assessment, teams will then identify what services and devices the student will then need to help assist in meeting their transition goals.
Is used by student w/ disabilities to help them meet their desired transition goals.
Making Transition Teams
Selection of team members should be a collaborative effort that involves the student and their parents.
From this I have learned that it may be beneficial to have a team coordinator, as they will help minimize barriers and promote relationships.
Transition teams consist of various professionals with different philosophies, delivery approaches, and legal frameworks.
Which is why I learned that communication and collaboration is essential in order to meet student desired goals, as they all need to be able to be on the same page.
(General education teacher, special education teacher, rehabilitation counselor, career and technical education counselors, and post school collaborators)
Role of transition team
"Develop a set of coordinated set of activities for individuals in order to meet their desired post-secondary transition goals/environments."
Which can then be used to provide them with the opportunity to explore different career interests in the classroom.
a. Guest Speakers
b. Taking students on field trips
c. Provide students with mentors or job shadowing experiences
Provided in 8th and 10rh grade
Gets students thinking about their career goals.
Transition teams will monitor information in the career planning process this way they can ensure that they are meeting the students desired transition goals.
To do this effectively, I learned that they will collect career-related information.
Trail Work Experiences allow the team to:
Directly observe how the student responds in different situations.
Determine what environments are appropriate for the student.
Identify conditions that the student needs to succeed.
Identify what adaptation/accommodations the student needs.
Situational Assessments: evaluate student/environment fit through observation in their work or living conditions.
Offer student the opportunity to apart of a job and career maintenance club.
Club gives the student guidance to help ease their transition by: 1. Allowing them to talk about their concerns 2. Learn different skills such as how they can adjust, problem solving skills, time management, social skills, etc.
Allows transition teams to monitor the students placement.
Define: Transition teams can provide children with the opportunity to develop, test, and finalize their goals
To do this effectively, teams must collect information they need to to support the student so, their post-school outcomes aligns with students SPINS and goals.
I learned that students also have the be willing to be actively involved in for this to be effective.