Transitions to Post Secondary Learning – Course Starter Kit

Transitions to Post Secondary Learning – Course Starter Kit


TARGET GROUP: 9th Grade to Adult


This complete program facilitates students' transition to postsecondary learning through the use of an engaging video, well-structured Student Work Guide, and an extensive user-friendly Self-Advocacy Handbook.


The DVD features eight real-life high school students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD who have made successful transitions into college, university, or vocational institute. They openly discuss the challenges they have faced and how they have attained success through self-advocacy and positive self-efficacy beliefs.


This program is being implemented by regular & special education teachers, learning assistance staff and school counsellors to facilitate students' transitions to postsecondary learning. Students gain greater confidence, become effective self-advocates, and learn how to plan for their academic future.


Sections & Key Concepts


Section One: How We Learn, About LD & ADHD

•  Understanding LD, ADHD

•  Discussing the importance of self-advocacy for the transition to college

•  Understanding your profile – strengths and difficulties

•  Learning the language to describe your profile


Section Two: High School & Postsecondary: The Difference

•  Understanding the differences

•  Deciding how the differences will affect you

•  Outlining your goals & strategies for dealing with these differences

•  Planning goals for your transition


Section Three: Being a Self-Advocate

•  Understanding what it means to be a good self-advocate

•  Understanding accommodations, strategies & technological aids

•  Preparing for your IEP meeting

•  Finding the right college/university/institute to meet your goals

•  Planning appropriate coursework & course load

•  Upgrading basic skills if necessary

•  Developing effective time management & organisational skills

•  Understanding your rights & responsibilities under the law

•  Developing a support network

•  Describing your learning profile to teachers, professors & others



•  Self-Advocacy Handbook (5 pack)

•  Student Work Guide (5 pack)

•  47-minute DVD with Discussion Guide


12920...Transitions to Post Secondary Learning Course Starter Kit

12921...Transitions to Post Secondary Learning Self Advocacy

12922...Transitions to Post Secondary Learning Student Workbook

12923...Transitions to Post Secondary Learning DVD