Success at Work: Transitions to Employment – Course Starter Kit (12930)  ISBN: 9781416404002

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TARGET GROUP: 9th Grade to Adult

This complete program facilitates students' transition from high school to the world of work through multimedia materials including an engaging video a well-structured Student Work Guide. An extensive Teacher Lesson Planner is included.

The DVD features six real-life students/graduates with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD in transition from high school into the workforce. 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 and career counselors to facilitate students' transition from school to work. Students gain greater confidence, become effective self-advocates, and learn how to plan for their future in the workplace.


Sections and Key Concepts
Section One: About LD & ADHD

  • Understanding LD, ADHD
  • Discussing the importance of self-advocacy for the transition to work
  • Understanding your profile – strengths and difficulties
  • Self-assessment
  • Reviewing school & training options
  • Learning the language to describe your profile

Section Two: Acceptance

  • Understanding how to ‘reframe’ your learning difference
  • Learning how to take control & responsibility for your future goals
  • Creating a support system including mentors
  • Getting on to the path of acceptance by focusing on your strengths & compartmentalizing your difficulties

Section Three: Work Options

  • Exploring & researching career options
  • Learning about successful adults with learning differences
  • Researching and exploring entrepreneurial options
  • Considering ‘dream’ jobs
  • Identifying important worker characteristics
  • Evaluating workplace preferences & values
  • Exploring social and communication skills required for success in the workplace
  • Researching the top ten fastest growing occupations

Section Four: School to Work

  • Discussing independence & responsibilities: school to work
  • Understanding your rights & responsibilities under the law
  • Focusing on your strengths – specialization & the world of work
  • Discussing social structure changes
Section Five: Transition Planning
  • Identifying your transferable skills
  • Planning your transition with a team
  • Connecting with community support services
  • Participating in career exploration options
  • Preparing for your IEP meeting

Section Six: Self-advocacy

  • Reviewing self-advocacy skills for the workplace
  • Understanding the issue of disclosure
  • Evaluating dramatized interview & disclosure situations
  • Self-assessment – evaluating your self-advocacy skills
  • Describing your learning profile in a work situation
  • Connecting to JAN and other advocacy groups

COMPLETE COURSE STARTER KIT INCLUDES:

  • Student Work Guide (5 pack)
  • Teacher Lesson Planner
  • 55-minute DVD with Discussion Guide 

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Keywords:

Transitions, Self Advocacy, LD, School Achievement