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Steps to Transitional Planning
Students should begin to plan for transitions in life as early as possible. The transition plan should cover four important areas for a successful transition from high school to adulthood.
Taking Financial Responsibility
Adaptive skills are essential for independent living. These skills are used in everyday life. People with Intellectual Disabilities often lack skills for independent living, such as budgeting, banking, and ways to save money.
Accommodation and Modification Differences
Children receiving special education services often receive accommodations and modifications to be written in their IEP. Most parents lack the terminology used to identify key terms. There are major differences between the terms accommodations and modifications.
Adaptive behavior skills are essential to surviving everyday living. The ability to care for oneself can make the difference between depending on yourself for daily living or the need to be supported by others. Skills necessary for living independently include ten skill areas.
Building Skills with Halloween
For a child who has special needs, Halloween can present opportunities both for fun and for frustration.
Developing Social Skills
Shyness is often a result of negative feelings of oneself. A weak self image coupled with a disability can be overcome with developing new social skills. Social skills can improve through following a few steps.
Developing Winning Interview Skills
Students in special education settings are encouraged to become as independent as possible. The ability to land suitable employment heavily relies upon strong job seeking skills. Simple steps can be taken in order to improve the chances of getting through the interview process successfully.
Children receiving special education services often have disabilities that require extra help in retaining information. Effective instruction can aid the student in retaining the information. There are two types of information. They are essential and supplemental.
Effects of Favoritism
Favoritism can occur in the home or school without intention. The effects of favoritism can be detrimental for some, while needed for others. Children with special needs often need a lot of attention. The extra attention can seem unfair to other children in the home, as well as the classroom.
Fun or Games in the Classroom
Children with disabilities often have a hard time getting involved with the learning process. Merely listening to instruction is not enough. There are ways to enhance instruction and make learning fun.
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