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Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities, Fifth Edition

Authors: Paul Wehman Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-59857-232-2


This is the fifth edition of a popular book, a paragraph from the publisher's description:

"A definitive compendium of up-to-date, evidence-based transition research, this expanded new edition takes Life Beyond the Classroom to 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 unparalleled new 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."

The publishers review some new features that include updated information from the previous edition as well as new chapters on these critical topics:
◦working with families
◦multicultural transition planning
◦teaching social skills
◦secondary curriculum options

For educators, the publisher offers an additional package of multimedia supplementary materials that includes:
•Videos for every chapter that bring key concepts to life for your students
•300 downloadable slides aligned with each chapter's content—in PowerPoint format, so you can customize and edit slides
•Activities for every chapter that help students practice key skills, like writing transition plans and conducting assessments
•Chapter introductions with objectives, takeaway points, and study questions
•Convenient test bank with multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and
short answer/essay questions

The book's twenty chapters are organized into the following sections, each is authored by different people:
I. Introduction
II. Transition Planning and Support
III. Transition Service Delivery in the Schools
IV. Work and Life in the Community
V. Designing and Implementing Plans for Transition

Information taken from the publishers website: http://products.brookespublishing.com/Life-Beyond-the-Classroom-P600.aspx

Contact Info:
Organization:Brookes Publishing
Address:P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285-0624
Phone:U.S. and Canada: 1-800-638-3775; Outside U.S. and Canada: 1-410-337-9580
Cost:Hardcover $79.95

Web Links

Description on the publisher's website

Homepage of the publisher, Paul H. Brookes

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