Transition Portfolios for Students with Disabilities How to Help Students, Teachers, and Families Handle New Settings

ISBN-10: 0761945849
ISBN-13: 9780761945840
Edition: 2002
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Description: Transition Portfolios for Students With Disabilities offers practical details on gathering critical information, including tips on what to include, sources, and timelines. It also shows you how to collect and include:- Educational components,  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 8/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Transition Portfolios for Students With Disabilities offers practical details on gathering critical information, including tips on what to include, sources, and timelines. It also shows you how to collect and include:- Educational components, including learning style, physical influences, and environmental influences- Accommodations to instruction, environment, or materials- Medical information- Students' communication styles- Positive behaviour support plansThe authors also include a section on how to collect personal information about students, as well as sample mapping sessions as examples, and they provide easy-to-use charts and tables to help you develop a successful transition portfolio for your students with disabilities.

About the Authors
Introduction
Gathering Information to Create a Transition Portfolio
Contents of a Portfolio
Sources of Information
Timelines for Developing a Portfolio
Summary
Collecting Personal Information About the Student
Information-Gathering Techniques
Summary
Additional Resources
Including Medical Information in a Portfolio
Components of a Medical Section
Summary
Additional Resources
Educational Programming
Educational Components of a Portfolio
Summary
Additional Resources
Adaptations and Supports
Assistive Technology
Individualized Accomodations to Instruction, Environment, or Materials
Specialized Accomodations for Visual and Hearing Impairments
Assistance From Other People
Summary
Additional Resources
Special Considerations for Students With Physical Impairments
Appropriate Positioning of Students With Physical Impairments
Summary
Additional Resources
Communication
Documenting the Student's Receptive and Expressive Communication
Communication Opportunities
Communication Partners and Communication Topics
Teaching Communication Skills
Summary
Additional Resources
Behavior Support and Reinforcement Strategies
Effective Reinforcement Strategies
Functional Behavior Assessment
Underlying Assumptions
Completing a Functional Behavior Assessment
Developing a Positive Behavior Support Plan
Summary
Additional Resources
Teaming, Problem Solving, and Keeping Notes
Elements of an Effective Collaborative Team
Getting Organized and Making Decisions
Collaborative Problem Solving
Writing It All Down
Summary
Additional Resources
Final Thoughts
Suzie's Case Study
Steve's Case Study
Patrick's Case Study
References
Index

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