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Transitions to High School – Course Starter Kit

Transitions to High School – Course Starter Kit

 

TARGET GROUP: 6th to 9th Grade

 

This complete program facilitates students' transition from middle school to high school through multimedia presentations including an engaging video and the Self-Advocacy Handbook. The lessons are reinforced through the use of the well-structured Student Work Guide and the My Transitions Booklet.

 

The DVD features interviews with six real-life students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD before and after their transition to high school. 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 assist elementary and middle school students in a successful transition to high school. Students gain greater confidence, become effective self-advocates, and learn how to plan for their academic future.

 

Sections & Key Concepts

 

Section One: About LD & ADHD

•  Understanding LD, ADHD; discussing misconceptions

•  Understanding your profile – strengths and difficulties

•  Self-evaluation

•  Defining your ‘success’

•  Focusing on your strengths

 

Section Two: Differences Between Elementary/Middle & High School

•  Understanding the differences

•  Deciding how the differences will affect you

•  Outlining your goals & strategies for dealing with these differences

 

Section Three: Transition Planning

•  Preparing in advance for high school

•  Developing goals for high school

•  Understanding more about learning assessments & IEP’s

•  Preparing for your IEP meeting (including self-directed meeting)

•  Learning to take control of your educational and life direction

 

Section Four: Being a Self-Advocate

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

•  Describing your learning profile to teachers & others

•  Completing transition planning, goal planning & IEP worksheets

•  Understanding accommodations, strategies & technological aids

•  Turning your goals into action plans

•  Planning for social skill development

 

COMPLETE COURSE STARTER KIT INCLUDES:

•  Self-Advocacy Handbook (5 pack)

•  Student Work Guide (5 pack)

•  My Transitions Booklet (5 pack)

•  43-minute DVD with Discussion Guide

 

12910...Transition to High School Course Starter Kit

12911...Transition to High School Self Advocacy (5)

12912...Transition to High School Student Work Guide

12913...Transition to High School My Transition Booklet (5)

12914...Transition to High School DVD With Discussion Guide

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