Career Development and Transition Services

Career Development and Transition Services : A Functional Life Skills Approach

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For courses in Secondary Special Education and Transition. The long-awaited revision of this classic text again offers a thorough, sensitive overview of the concepts and applications of transition education. Coverage takes a whole-life approach to meeting the functional/ transitional needs of students and adults for whom a career-oriented educational environment is optimal, including those who could benefit from community college programs. Based on the widely-used Life-Centered Career Education (LCCE) program, this text provides teaching strategies that focus on twenty-two major competency areas embracing daily living, personal/social, and occupational skills. Complete with a step-by-step program for implementing a school curriculum that teaches career and life skills, this is the text that defined the transition course in Special Education.
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  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 190.5 x 228.6 x 27.9mm | 861.84g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130485063
  • 9780130485069

Table of contents

I. LIFE SKILLS/TRANSITION OVERVIEW. 1. Educating Students with Special Learning and/or Behavior Needs. 2. A Functional Life Skills Curriculum Approach. 3. Life-Centered Career Education (LCCE) Mild/Moderate Curriculum Programs. II. FAMILY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES. 4. Family Support. 5. Agencies, Organizations, and Informational Resources. 6. Business and Industry Involvement. III. TRANSITIONAL EDUCATION. 7. Functional Transition Assessment. 8. Transition Planning. 9. Transition Materials and Resources. 10. Self-Determination. IV. TRANSITION INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY. 11. Daily Living Skills. 12. Personal-Social Skills. 13. Occupational Guidance and Preparation Skills. V. LCCE MILD/MODERATE CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION. 14. Developing LCCE Mild/Moderate Curriculum Programs. 15. Transition Issues and Future Directions. Appendices. A. Cooperative Agreement Between the Department of Education and the Division of Rehabilitation Services, State of West Virginia. B. List of Professional Organizations. C. LCCE Performance Test 17. D. Functional Assessment Resources. E. LCCE Resources Available from the Council for Exceptional Children. F. Materials Correlated to the LCCE Mild Curriculum Competencies/Sub-competencies and List of Publishers. G. Blank Lesson Plan Outline. H. LCCE Action Plan Proposal 4. I. Web Site Addresses. References. Name Index. Subject Index.
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About Donn E. Brolin

Dorn E. Brolin was a professor emeritus of educational and counseling psychology at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He received his Ph.D. in special education and rehabilitation psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1969. Dorm was the first president of the Division on Career Development and Transition (1976-1978) of The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and, in 1990, received CEC's prestigious J. E. Wallace Wallin Education of Handicapped Children Award which honors one professional each year who has made outstanding contributions to the education of children with disabilities. His professional activities and projects focused on educational consulting and writing with a major focus on validating, improving, and expanding the educational materials contained in his Life Centered Career Education (LCCE) Curriculum published by The Council for Exceptional Children. Robert J. Loyd is an associate professor of special education at the Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1987. Bob began working with Donn Brolin on the Life Centered Career Education Curriculum programs in 1983 and continues his work after Dr. Brolin's untimely passing. Bob's major contribution to Dr. Brolin's work has been the development of the Life Centered Career Educatior Curriculum for Students with Moderate Disabilities. His professional activities and projects focus on writing with a major focus on validating, improving, and expanding the educational and assessment materials for students with moderate disabilities. Dr. Loyd's major program materials include an LCCE Moderate Pictorial Knowledge Battery (PKB), LCCE Moderate Performance Assessment Batteries (PABs), 19 Competency Units, and Family Unit Notebooks (FUN).
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