EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION AND TRANSITIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (GRADES 7-12)
Prepares future educators to meet the diverse needs of students in secondary instructional settings. Management strategies, current theories of best practice, a variety of research-based methods of instruction, interventions, and service structures that facilitate the successful transition from school to adult living for individuals with disabilities are presented and explored. Inclusionary issues, such as, collaborative roles of educational professionals, paraprofessional management, and administrative concerns within secondary educational settings are addressed. Individual vocational assessment, development of functional vocational curriculum, vocational competencies, and strategies for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of adolescents with disabilities are analyzed for application. Prerequisites: SPECED 558 and Admission to Graduate Programs.