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M.Ed.Special and Inclusive Education (SIE): EDUSIE4 - Planning Transitions for Students with Disabilities

Course Description

This course will provide students with specialized knowledge regarding the transitions of students with disabilities. Students will develop in-depth knowledge of current theories, research, models, assessments, practices and planning that guide the transition process within the context countries that mandate transition planning and within the context of the UAE. Students will critically analyse and reflect on cultural norms and current practices in transition as they develop recommendations for practitioners and policy-makers for students who transition from early intervention programs to preschool, between schools and from Cycle Three to adulthood and work.

Resources

 

Week 1

Required Reading

Federal Law No. (29) of 2006 Concerning the Rights of People of Determination

https://www.tamm.abudhabi/en/aspects-of-life/peopleofdetermination/peopleofdeterminationrights/LawsandRegulations/federal-law-no-29-of-2006-concerning-the-rights-of-people-of-determination

People of determination - The Official Portal of the UAE Government

The National Policy for Empowering People of Determination

https://u.ae/en/about-the-uae/strategies-initiatives-and-awards/federal-governments-strategies-and-plans/the-national-policy-for-empowering-people-with-special-needs

Community development authority

https://www.cda.gov.ae/en/pages/default.aspx

 

Week 2

Required Reading

Hadidi, M. S., & Al Khateeb, J. (2015). Special education in Arab Countries: Current challenges. International Journal of disability, Development and Education, 62(5), 518-530. DOI: 10.1080/1034912X.2015.1049127

http://www.qudraat.org

 

Week 3

Required Reading

Introduction to Transition Assessment Planning Guide: Transition_Assessment_Planning_Guide.pdf (ohioemploymentfirst.org)

Transition Planning Self-Assessment Inventory  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/transition/t4trans.htm

 

Week 4

Required Reading

Florida Department of Education: Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services (2004). Dare to dream for Adults.

Retrieved from: Dare to Dream for Adults (fldoe.org)

 

Week 5

Required Reading

Pinkerton, D. (2018). Preparing children with disabilities for school. Child Development Institute. https://childdevelopmentinfo.com/learning/learning_disabilities/sch ool_ld_students/#.WyDNxtUzbIU

Quintero, N. & McIntyre, L. L. (2011). Kindergarten transition preparation: A comparison of parent practices for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Early Childhood Education Journal, 38, 411-420. https://doi:10.1007/s10643-010- 0427-8

Roebuck, R., & Coultes-MacLeod (2011). Connections: A guide to transition planning for parents of children with a developmental disability. First Leadership Limited.  https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/pcsdpcpmcph/pdf/publications/CONNECTIONSGuideTransitionPlanning.pdf

 

Week 6

Required Reading

Rous, B. S. & Hallam, R. A. (2012). Transition services for young children with disabilities: Research and future directions. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 31(4), 232-240. https://doi: 10.1177/0271121411428087

Rosekotter, S. E., Whaley, K. T., Hains, A. H., & Pierce, L. (2001). The evolution of transition policy for young children with special needs and their families: Past, present and future. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 21 (1), 3-15.

 

Week 7

Required Reading

NSTTAC (nd.). Age appropriate transition assessment guide. NSTTAC Transition Assessment Guide. Retrieved from: https://www.education.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt326/files/inline-documents/2020/age_app_trans_assess.pdf

Mattis, J. (n.d.). Assessment for transition planning and preparation: Part one. OSSE Division of Specialized Education: Secondary Transition Webinar Series. Retrieved from: https://osse.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/osse/documents/Ass essment%20for%20Transition%20Part%20One.pdf

Mattis, J. (n.d.). Assessment for transition planning and preparation: Part two. OSSE Division of Specialized Education: Secondary Transition Webinar Series. Retrieved from: https://osse.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/osse/documents/Assessment%20for%20Transition%20Part%20Two.pdf

 

Week 8

Required Reading

NSTTAC (nd.). Age appropriate transition assessment guide. NSTTAC Transition Assessment Guide. Retrieved from: https://www.education.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt326/files/inline-documents/2020/age_app_trans_assess.pdf

Mattis, J. (n.d.). Assessment for transition planning and preparation: Part one. OSSE Division of Specialized Education: Secondary Transition Webinar Series. https://osse.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/osse/documents/Assessment%20for%20Transition%20Part%20One.pdf

Mattis, J. (n.d.). Assessment for transition planning and preparation: Part two. OSSE Division of Specialized Education: Secondary Transition Webinar Series. Retrieved from: https://osse.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/osse/documents/Assessment%20for%20Transition%20Part%20Two.pdf

 

 

Week 9

Required Reading

AMLE (2018). Transitioning young adolescents from Elementary to Middle school: Research Summary. Retrieved from: https://www.amle.org/transitioning-young-adolescents-from-elementary-to-middle-school/

Wasserman, L. (2005). Transitioning to middle school for students with Learning Disabilities. NAESP, 13(5), 1 – 2. https://www.naesp.org/sites/default/files/resources/2/Middle_Matters/2005/MM2005v13n5a6.pdf

 

 

Week 10

Required Reading

Letrello, T., & Miles, D. D. (2003). The transition from middle school to high school: Students with and without disabilities. The Clearing House, 76(4), 212 – 214.

Pacer Center, Inc. (2018). Middle and High school transition planning. Retrieved from: https://www.pacer.org/transition/learning-center/planning/

 

Week 11

Required Reading

Cline, R., Halverson, d., Petersen, B., Rohrbach, B. (2005). Quickbook of transition assessments. https://www.ocali.org/up_doc/Quickbook_of_Transition_Assessment.pdf

 

Week 12

Required Reading

Levinson, E. M., & Palmer, E. J. (2005). Preparing students with disabilities for school-to-work transition and postschool life. Counseling 101, 11-15. https://my.vanderbilt.edu/specialeducationinduction/files/2011/09/Transition-Planning1.pdf

Henry, A. D., Petkauskos, K., Stanislawyk, J., & Vogt, J. (2014). Employer-recommended strategies to increase opportunities for people with disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 41, 237-248. http://www.worksupport.com/documents/jvr_employer_recommended_strategies.pdf

http://www.qudraat.org/

Welchons, L. W., & McIntyre, L. L. (2017). The transition to kindergarten: Predicting sociobehavioral outcomes for children with and without disabilities. Early Childhood Education Journal 45: 83-93.https://doi: 10.1007/s10643-015-0757-

 

 

Week 13

Required Reading

http://www.qudraat.org/

“DISABILITIES IN THE WORKPLACE” SURVEY: EMPLOYEES WITH A VISIBLE DISABILITY REPORT GREATER WORK SATISFACTION THAN THOSE WITH A NON-VISIBLE DISABILITY | Working Mother

https://www.emiratesnbd.com/en/corporate-socialresponsibility/careers-network/

Careers Network | People With Disabilities | Emirates NBD