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Successful Transition Programs
Pathways for Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Second Edition


February 2009 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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Addressing the full range of curricular and instructional issues that face professionals working in middle school, high school, and post-high school programs, Successful Transition Programs: Pathways for Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Second Edition is the most relevant text available for teachers and administrators. Authors John McDonnell and Michael L. Hardman take the position that the most effective transition programs are those that cumulatively build on the capacity of students for employment, community living, and citizenship.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Covers systematic transition planning, employment preparation, participation in the general education curriculum, instruction in community settings, and preparing students to live as independently as possible
  • Aligns with recommended practice in the field and with federal legislation governing educational and community service programs
  • Contains ecological curriculum models for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Includes focus review questions, real-life example windows, and point/counterpoint boxes from key researchers on controversial issues to help readers connect the book's concepts with the typical needs of students

 
Section I. Foundations of Transition Programs
Michael L. Hardman and Shirley Ann Dawson
1. Historical and Legislative Foundations
Margret A. Crockett and Michael L. Hardman
2. Expected Outcomes and Emerging Values
Margret A. Crockett and Michael L. Hardman
3. The Role of Secondary Education in Transition
 
Section II. Curriculum and Transition Planning
John McDonnell
4. Curriculum
Shamby Polychronis and John McDonnell
5. Developing IEPs/Transition Plans
Jayne McGuire
6. Promoting Self-Determination
Andrea P. McDonnell and Catherine Nelson
7. Parent and Family Involvement
 
Section III. Instruction and Educational Supports
John McDonnell and Brigid E. Brown
8. Inclusion in General Education Classes
John McDonnell
9. Instruction in Community Settings
 
Section IV. Critical Program Components
J. Matt Jameson and John McDonnell
10. Home and Community Living
Tessie Rose
11. Leisure and Recreation
John McDonnell
12. Employment Training
John McDonnell
13. Job Placement
 
Section V. Postschool Options
Tim Riesen
14. Postschool Residential Alternatives
Tim Riesen
15. Postschool Employment Alternatives
John McDonnell, Sharlene A. Kiuhara, and Margaret Collier
16. Transition to Postsecondary Education
Shamby Polychronis, John McDonnell
Developing IEPs/Transition Plans
Margret Crockett, Michael Hardman
Expected Outcomes and Emerging Values
Michael Hardman, Shirley Dawson
Historical and Legislative Foundations
J Jameson, John McDonnell
Home and Community Living
John McDonnell
Instruction in Community Settings
Tessie Rose
Leisure and Recreation
Andrea McDonnell, Catherine Nelson
Parent and Family Involvement
Jayne McGuire
Promoting Self-Determination
Margret Crockett, Michael Hardman
The Role of Secondary Education in Transition
John McDonnell, Sharlene Kiuhara, Margaret Collier
Transition to Postsecondary Education
Tim Riesen
Postschool Residential Alternatives

"McDonnell and Hardman—along with their collaborating authors—have crafted an informative, comprehensive, and accessible textbook written to equip new and practicing professionals with the knowledge, skills, expectations, and strategies to effectively support youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition to life after high school. Overall, the book is well organized and cohesively written. Recognizing the numerous tensions inherent within transition programming, the authors embed point/counterpoint discussions and vignettes, challenging readers to think more deeply about complex and emerging issues."

Erik W. Carter and Beth Swedeen
University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Successful Transition Programs provides an excellent resource for new and practicing professionals. Both the cutting-edge content and user-friendly format make this book appealing to preservice and unservice teachers and other practitioners involved in transition planning and services. It is my choice as the text for my university transition course."

Pat Rogan, PhD
Indiana University, School of Education
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities June 2010
Key features
  • Addresses the transition needs of students from middle school through post-high school programs (most texts only address elementary to secondary transitions).
  • Comprehensive coverage of the curriculum and instructional needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their transition from school to adult life including: systematic transition planning, employment preparation, promoting participation in the general education curriculum, providing instruction in community settings, and preparing students to live as independently as possible.
  • Both authors are recognized scholors and successful text authors--one has the top selling intro to special ed text.

 

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