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Transition Assessment and Functional Vocational Evaluation - How We MUST Do Better

Transition assessment is the first step, the first call to action when determining transition services for students in secondary special education and whose education is guided by an Individual Education Program. Inherent in the title of the education plan, each students’ plan requires an individualization as no two individuals are alike and each student deserves high quality services. Cookie cutter programming or the one size fits all mentality, while organizationally more palatable and financially feasible for school budget, it abhors the spirit and regulation in which transition services have been built. Teams need to work collaboratively as a system that retrofits services around the individual. IEP’s cannot be designed to fit into an existing system. Because transition has a broad base in subject matter and for the first time, extends beyond the classroom, IEP teams must work in concert to identify critical paths for learning that have high impact with a perspective of a long-term trajectory methodology. While IEP teams, given the best possible scenario, are equipped to insert various perspectives, transition assessment requires a time commitment, an axis of purpose and a hub organized to digest and synthesize information in a way it makes sense and is useful for futures planning. The special education teacher is no longer the critical source; the student and family take on a new role in providing information on skills, interests, routines that happen outside of school; employers, coaches, outside service providers have a big place at the table as well and should have input. Friends, relatives, neighbors become important informants along with all the ancillary service providers. This webinar will provide that basic premise of transition assessment, identify what information is critical and will provide what critical components are needed in order to complete the comprehensive transition assessment process.

Length: 1 Hour
Credits: 1.0 CEs of the following credits have been applied: CRCC, CDMS, CVE, CWA, CCAA, CCMC, ABVE (Pending Approval)
Cost: Members: FREE, Non-Members $45

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe key concepts and issues related to developing a comprehensive TA.FVE in special education
  2. Identify the essential and critical information sources needed for TA.FVE
  3. Evaluate and analyze the levels of assessment and how to create an assessment plan