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Success at Work: Transitions to Employment Course Starter Kit

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Leslie Coull Howard Eaton
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Brand PRO-ED
MPN 12930
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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


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


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