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Sped Transition

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Transition in special education programs is the movement from program to another. Transitions can be: • from one grade classroom to another;
• from one school to another;
• from one program to another; or
• from school to postsecondary, college, vocational program, or other program. It is important to communicate with your child's teachers concerning upcoming transitions. Typically schools will discuss transition at IEP team meetings or annual reviews. When discussing your learning disabled child's transition from one situation to another, it is important to understand: • your child's level of performance in his current placement; • the requirements in the new placement; and

• the areas your child will likely require supports to help him adjust. The team will need to identify what adaptations, modifications, specially designed instruction, or other supports will be needed for your child to succeed in his new placement. Source:

|Transition planning | |For middle school and high school students and their parents, this article provides important information about the transition | |services that must be a part of IEPs for all students with disabilities who are age 16 or older. | |Why is this important? Transition planning is crucial to students' success after high school. Because students with disabilities | |often experience limited success after leaving high school, many new IDEA 2004 provisions seek to improve transition planning so that| |students with disabilities can be more successful in their adult lives. | |What can parents do? All too often, parents fail to take an active role in their child’s transition planning. Parents can take an | |active...

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