Q & A Corner - Issue #62

NASET Q & A Corner

Questions and Answers on

Special Education Transition Planning

Introduction

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that guarantees all children with disabilities access to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). IDEA tells what schools must do to enable students with disabilities to be successful in academics and make plans for smooth transition from academic life to real life. This is the reason the law mandates schools to write an Individualized Education Programs (IEP) for all students with special needs who attend K-12 schools.  This issue of NASET’s Q & A Corner was written by Anji Reddy Nlamalapu.  It focuses on questions and answers related to special education transition planning.  At the end of this issue, there are various forms related to the topic at hand.

 

 

 

 

 


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Transition Assignment

Transition Assignment

Parent Interview Form

Transition Planning

 

Student _______________________________________     Date of Birth ____________

Parent/Guardian ________________________________     School__________________

Grade __________Graduation Date _______________Current Placement ____________

 

Expectations:

 

After high school, what is your expectation for your child?

____College               ______Technical school        ______ Vocational Rehabilitation

 

After high School, will your child seek?

____ Full time employment  _____Part time employment  _____ Shelter employment

 

Please indicate the level that best describes your child.

Independent/Daily living skills

 

Consistently

Yes

Somewhat

Cannot Do

No

Can your son or daughter do laundry?

 

 

 

Can your son or daughter shop for food?

 

 

 

Can your son or daughter manage money?

 

 

 

Does your son or daughter have a checking account?

 

 

 

Does your son or daughter have a savings account?

 

 

 

Does your son or daughter have an identification card?

 

 

 

Does your son or daughter have a driver’s permit?

 

 

 

Can your son or daughter read a paycheck stub?

 

 

 

Does  your son or daughter relate to others well?

 

 

 

Can your son or daughter locate places on a map?

 

 

 

Does your son or daughter know how  to locate legal advice?

 

 

 

Preferred Working Conditions

Think carefully about the following working conditions described in the list below

Check the following categories that you THINK your child would prefer. You may check more than one.

_____ With others                  _____Skilled              _____Travel in town

_____Alone                            _____ Unskilled         _____Travel out of town

_____ Wearing a uniform      _____Supervised        _____ Stay at one location

_____Outdoors                       _____Same task         _____Moving around

_____Indoors                          _____Different task   _____Busy place

_____More calm place

 

 

Student Interview Form

Transition Planning

 

Student _______________________________________     Date of Birth ____________

Parent/Guardian ________________________________     School__________________

Grade ____________ Graduation Date _________Current Placement ____

 

Expectations:

 

After high school, what would you like to do?

____College               ______Technical school        ______ Vocational Rehabilitation

 

After high School, will your seek?

____ Full time employment  _____Part time employment  _____ shelter employment

 

 

Please indicate the level that best describes your child.

Independent/Daily living skills

 

Consistently

Yes

Somewhat

Cannot do

No

Can you do laundry?

 

 

 

Can your shop for food?

 

 

 

Can you manage money?

 

 

 

Do you have a checking account?

 

 

 

Do you have a savings account?

 

 

 

Do you have an identification card?

 

 

 

Do have a driver’s permit?

 

 

 

Can you read a paycheck stub?

 

 

 

Can you relate well to others?

 

 

 

Can you locate places on a map?

 

 

 

Do you know  how  to locate legal advice?

 

 

 

Preferred Working Conditions

Think carefully the following working conditions described from the list below

Check the following categories that you THINK you would prefer. You may check more than one.

_____ With others                  _____Skilled              _____Travel in town

_____Alone                            _____ Unskilled         _____Travel out of town

_____ Wearing a uniform      _____Supervised        _____ Stay at one location

_____Outdoors                       _____Same task         _____Moving around

_____Indoors                          _____Different task   _____Busy place

_____More calm place

 

Employee Evaluation Form

For

Work Experience Students

 

Student ________________________________________   School __________________

 

Training Site _____________________________________________________________

 

 

Please rate the student on his/her work performance.

 

 

Does consistently

Needs Improvement

Attendance: Does the student come to work on a regular basis unless there is a reasonable excuse?

 

 

Punctuality: Does the student get to work on time?

 

 

Completed Assigned Tasks: Does the student stay/finish assigned tasks?

 

 

Understanding Instructions: Does the student understand instructions?

 

 

Following Instructions: Does the student carry out instructions satisfactory?  (Consider quality of work and level of effort)

 

 

Accepts Constructive Criticism: When corrected does the student respond appropriately and attempt to correct behavior?

 

 

Gets Along with Co-workers: Does the student get along with co workers?

 

 

General Appearance: Does the student have proper grooming habits and appropriate attire for the job site?

 

 

Rules of the Job: Does the student know the rules and regulations of the job?

 

 

Basic Skills:  Does the student have the basic skills necessary to perform the job?

 

 

 

Comments:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Student’s Signature ____________________________________ Date ______________

 

Supervisor’s Signature __________________________________ Date______________

 

Supervising Teacher’s Signature __________________________ Date _____________

 

Self Evaluation Form

For

Work Experience Students

 

Student _________________________________________School __________________

 

Training Site _____________________________________________________________

 

 

Please rate yourself on your work performance.

 

 

Does Consistently

Needs Improvement

Attendance Do you go to work on a regular basis unless there is a reasonable excuse?

 

 

Punctuality: Do you get to work on time?

 

 

Completed Assigned Tasks: Do you stay/finish assigned tasks?

 

 

Understanding Instructions: Do you understand instructions?

 

 

Following Instructions: Do you carry out instructions satisfactory?  (Consider quality of work and level of effort)

 

 

Accepts Constructive Criticism: When corrected do you respond appropriately and attempt to correct behavior?

 

 

Gets Along with Coworkers: Do you get along with co workers?

 

 

General Appearance: Do you have proper grooming habits and appropriate attire for the job site?

 

 

Rules of the Job:  Do you know the rules and regulations of the job?

 

 

Basic Skills: Do you have the basic skills necessary to perform the job?

 

 

 

 

Comments:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Student’s Signature ____________________________________ Date ______________

 

Supervisor’s Signature __________________________________ Date______________

 

Supervising Teacher’s Signature __________________________ Date ______________

 

Employee Evaluation Form

For

Job Coach

Student _______________________________________   School ___________________

 

Training Site _____________________________________________________________

 

 

Please rate the student on his/her work performance.

 

 

Does consistently

Needs Improvement

Attendance: Does the student come to work on a regular basis unless there is a reasonable excuse?

 

 

Punctuality: Does the student get to work on time?

 

 

Completed Assigned Tasks: Does the student stay/finish assigned tasks?

 

 

Understanding Instructions: Does the student understand instructions?

 

 

Following Instructions: Does the student carry out instructions satisfactory?  (Consider quality of work and level of effort)

 

 

Accepts Constructive Criticism: When corrected does the student respond appropriately and attempt to correct behavior?

 

 

Gets Along with Coworkers: Does the student get along with co workers?

 

 

General Appearance: Does the student have proper grooming habits and appropriate attire for the job site?

 

 

Rules of the Job:  Does the student understand rules and regulations of the job?

 

 

Basic Skills:  Does the student have the basic skills necessary to perform the job?

 

 

 

 

Comments:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Student’s Signature ____________________________________ Date ______________

 

Supervisor’s Signature __________________________________ Date______________

 

Supervising Teacher’s Signature __________________________ Date _____________

Employability Skills

 

Student _______________________________________     Date of Birth ____________

 

Parent/Guardian ________________________________     School__________________

 

Grade ____________ Graduation Date _________Current Placement _______________

 

 

 

Yes

No

Not Sure

Can you complete an application without assistance?

 

 

 

Do you have a resume?

 

 

 

Do you know how to locate/look for jobs?

 

 

 

Can you explain the statement, “Dress for success?”

 

 

 

Can you discuss the interview process?

 

 

 

Do you have the math skills needed to perform your job?

 

 

 

Do you have the reading skills needed to perform your job?

 

 

 

Can you name one entry level position?

 

 

 

Can you describe an entry level job position?

 

 

 

Do you know how to compare jobs?

 

 

 

When comparing jobs, can you name three areas in which you would like to work?

 

 

 

Can you name three things you would have to do for job advancement?

 

 

 

 

Study Skills Inventory checklist

Student Interview

 

Completed by: ___________________ Student: ____________________ Date: _____________

 

Please mark the appropriate response.

 

Reading

Consistent

Somewhat

Needs Improvement

Skimming

 

 

 

Scanning

 

 

 

Listening

 

 

 

Attends to listening activities

 

 

 

Comprehends verbal messages

 

 

 

Understands the  importance of listening skills

 

 

 

Note Taking/ Outlining

 

 

 

Uses headings and subheading

 

 

 

Takes clear notes

 

 

 

Records essential information

 

 

 

Develops organized outlines

 

 

 

Understands the importance of note taking

 

 

 

Report Writing

 

 

 

Organizes thoughts in writing

 

 

 

Completes written reports from outline

 

 

 

Includes only necessary information

 

 

 

Uses proper punctuations

 

 

 

Proofreads written assignments

 

 

 

Oral Presentation

 

 

 

Likes to participate in oral presentations

 

 

 

Speaks clearly

 

 

 

Uses proper language when reporting orally

 

 

 

Understands the  importance of oral reporting

 

 

 

Test Taking

 

 

 

Studies for   test in an organized manner

 

 

 

Covers all topics of the test

 

 

 

Reads and understands directions prior to asking  questions

 

 

 

Recognizes the clue words in questions

 

 

 

Properly records answers

 

 

 

Time management skills

 

 

 

Completes assignments on time

 

 

 

Plan and organizes daily activities

 

 

 

Self-Management

 

 

 

Monitors own behaviors

 

 

 

Thinks before acting

 

 

 

Takes responsibility for  own behavior

 

 

 

Identifies  behaviors that   interfere with their own learning

 

 

 

Changes own behavior as necessary

 

 

 

 

Summary of Study Skills

 

Please mark your response.

 

Understands

Somewhat

Needs Assistance

Study Skills

 

 

 

Reading

 

 

 

Listening

 

 

 

Note Taking/ Outlining

 

 

 

Reporting  writing

 

 

 

Oral Presentation

 

 

 

Test Taking

 

 

 

Time Management

 

 

 

Self-Management

 

 

 

 

 

RECREATIONAL/ LEISURE

TRANSITIONS

Student: ________________________________Date: ___________________________

 

School _________________________________ Current placement _________________

 

Please mark the appropriate response.

 

Socialization/ Friends

Yes

Sometime

Not at all

Do you have friends your age?

 

 

 

Do you have close friends?

 

 

 

Do you have acquaintances?

 

 

 

Do you have friends that are older?

 

 

 

 

 

Leisure/ Recreation Activities

Yes

Sometime

Not at all

Do you have hobby? (using computer for fun, playing musical instrument, painting, collect books and collect coins etc,)

 

 

 

Do you participate in school activities?

 

 

 

Do you participate in community activities?

 

 

 

Do you participate in after school activities?

 

 

 

 

Please check the activities that you would like to explore

 

____ Reading

_____Listening to music

_____Watching television

_____Football

_____Baseball

____ Basketball

___Collecting stamps

___Collecting coins

___ Talking on the telephone

___ Skating

___ Wrestling

____Tennis

_____Traveling

_____Golf

_____Hunting

_____Badminton

_____Swimming

____ Other

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