Life Beyond The Classroom: Transition Strategies For Young People With Disabilities by Paul WehmanLife Beyond The Classroom: Transition Strategies For Young People With Disabilities by Paul Wehman

Life Beyond The Classroom: Transition Strategies For Young People With Disabilities

byPaul Wehman, Valerie BrookeEditorPaul Wehman

Hardcover | July 3, 2012

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For more than two decades, the trustedLife Beyond the Classroomtext has shaped the practices of thousands of professionals helping students make a smooth transition from school to adulthood. Now this landmark textbook is in a NEW fifth edition—updated with the cutting-edge information professionals need in today's changing world, as young people with disabilities face unprecedented financial, family, employment, and educational challenges.

A definitive compendium of up-to-date, evidence-based transition research, this expanded new edition takesLife Beyond the Classroomto the next level. Future professionals will get all the latest best practices and timely research on the full spectrum of transition topics, from assessment and assistive technology to social skills and self-determination. And with the unparallelednew package of online companion materials(see below for details), instructors will enhance their teaching with videos, activities, PowerPoint slides, and a convenient test bank. With this comprehensive revision of a pioneering text, the next generation of professionals will be fully prepared to give young people with disabilities appropriate, effective, and individualized support as they navigate our increasingly complex society.

  • New chapters on critical topics:
    • working with families
    • multicultural transition planning
    • teaching social skills
    • secondary curriculum options
  • Online companion materials
  • Fresh contributions by highly regarded early career professionals
  • All chapters completely revised and updated
  • The very latest research, statistics, and legislation
  • More practical strategies, case studies, and photos
  • Updated annotated lists of helpful online resources
  • Improved, more user-friendly design


    Plan your next course with a comprehensive package of multimedia supplementary materials, unrivaled by any other transition text:

    • Videos for every chapterthat bring key concepts to life for your students
    • 300 downloadable slidesaligned with each chapter's content—in PowerPoint format, so you can customize and edit slides
    • Activities for every chapterthat help students practice key skills, like writing transition plans and conducting assessments
    • Chapter introductionswith objectives, takeaway points, and study questions
    • Convenient test bankwith multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer/essay questions

Mr. Revell conducts research in the areas of state systems change and funding of competitive enrollment outcomes. He is Training Manager for the Training and Technical Assistance for Providers, a project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, that is charged with providing technical assistance a...
Title:Life Beyond The Classroom: Transition Strategies For Young People With DisabilitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:616 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 3, 2012Publisher:Brookes PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1598572326

ISBN - 13:9781598572322

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Table of Contents

About the Authors

I. Introduction

  1. Transition: New Horizons and Challenges
    Paul Wehman
  2. Self-Determination: Getting Students Involved in Leadership
    Michael L. Wehmeyer & Karrie A. Shogren
  3. Families and Young People with Disabilities: Listening to Their Voices
    Pamela Targett & Paul Wehman
II. Transition Planning and Support
  1. Individualized Transition Planning: Building the Roadmap to Adulthood
    Kira Austin & Katherine M. Wittig
  2. Multicultural Transition Planning: Including All Youth with Disabilities
    Audrey A. Trainor & Sunyoung Kim
  3. Transition Planning and Community Resources: Bring it All Together
    Valerie Brooke, W. Grant Revell, Jennifer McDonough & Howard Green
III. Transition Service Delivery in the Schools
  1. Full Inclusion into Schools: Strategies for Collaborative Instruction
    Kim Spence-Cochran & Cynthia E. Pearl
  2. High Stakes Accountability and Students with Disabilities: The Past and What's to Come
    Margaret J. McLaughlin
  3. Secondary Curriculum and Transition
    Emily C. Bouck
  4. Assessment and Teaching for Transition
    Colleen A. Thoma, Kimberly Boyd, & Kira Austin
  5. Teaching Social Skills and Competence
    Erik W. Carter & Carolyn Hughes
IV. Work and Life in the Community
  1. Using Technology from School to Adulthood: Unleashing the Power
    Amy J. Armstrong, Tony Gentry, & Paul Wehman
  2. Vocational Internships, Placements and Careers: Working in the Community
    Paul Wehman & Valerie Brooke
  3. Developing Jobs for Young People with Disabilities
    Pamela Targett & Cary Griffin
  4. Pursuing Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
    Elizabeth Evans Getzel & Lori W. Briel
V. Designing and Implementing Plans for Transition
  1. Applications for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities
    Paul Wehman & LaRon Scott Jamie Michelle
  2. Applications for Youth with Learning Disabilities
    Elizabeth Evans Getzel & John J. Gugerty
  3. Applications for Youth with Emotional and Behavior Disorders
    Paul Wehman & Kevin Sutherland James
  4. Applications for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Carol Schall, Pamela Targett, & Paul Wehman
  5. Applications for Youth with Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Health Impairments
    Paul Wehman, Michael D. West, Pamela Targett, and Charles Dillard Roberto & Jose Linda