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Transition planning for special education students has evolved so that the activities students participate in now mirror more closely mainstream college- and career-prep programs.
Many teachers—even seasoned special education teachers—haven’t studied transition planning through university coursework or through other professional development.
There are successful transition plans and then there are successful transitions for special education students.
Learner-Centered Innovation: Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion and Unleash Genius covers how schools can abandon traditional models and focus instead on the diverse talents of learners by allowing students to pursue their passions.
Special ed students should identify barriers to learning, assess self-confidence and participate in IEP meetings.
Children with unique learning needs excel when their interests and skills drive specialized instruction that is delivered via assistive technology in an engaging and sensitive environment.