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Best Practices Handouts - Word Doc

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Best Practices Handouts - Word Doc

  1. 1. 1) Highlight the problems that students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (E/BD) are having in making the transition to adult life 2) To describe each of the 5 Best Practices which are most likely to produce positive outcomes for students with E/BD Miguel Bueso, MS Transition Coordinator The Pathways Schools 2601 University Blvd. West Silver Spring, MD 20902 Work: (301) 942-1115, ext. 104 Fax: (301) 942-7677 mbueso@pathwayschools.org www.pathwayschools.org
  2. 2. Slide 1 1) Highlighttheproblems that students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (E/BD) are having in making the transition toadultlife 2) To describeeach ofthe 5 BestPractices which are most likely toproduce positive outcomesfor students with E/BD ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 2 A coordinatedsetof activities designed within an outcome-orientedprocess promoting movementfromschool topost-schooloutcomes suchas: •IndependentLiving •IntegratedEmployment •Post-secondary Educationor Vocational Training •Community Integration ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 3 56.3 %drop out of school 3.7 %age out ofschool Only40 %graduate fromschool These were the highest drop-outrates for any disability group noted Graduation Rates (1994 US Dept. ofEducation studyon ED Students) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
  3. 3. Slide 4 59 % of students with ED are unemployed two years after leaving school 53 % of these students are still unemployed five years after leaving These were the highest unemployment rates for any disability group noted Employment Results (Malmgren, Edger, &Neel, 1998) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 5 78% ofregulareducationgraduatesare pursuing some typeof continuingeducation Lessthan20% of studentswithED are participating inany type ofpost-secondary educationor training These were thelowestenrollment statisticsofany disabilitygroupnoted Enrollment inPost-Secondary Education (National Longitudinal Transition Study) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 6 65% fail at least onecourseinhigh school (U.S. Department of Education,1994) 20% ofED students arearrested beforeleavingschool (Malmgren, Edger, & Neel, 1998)and 19 % havebeenarrested by the timethey havebeenout of school for two years (National Longitudinal Transition Study) 36% ofall youths admitted to psychiatric hospitals haveED (Singh,1994) Students withED experiencehigher rates of social isolation and involvementincrime as adults, than doany other categoryof peoplewith disabilities.(Frank and Sitlington,1997) Students withEDarefairingfarworse than thosewith more severe disabilities (physicallyimpaired) andthosewhofunction at lower intellectualand functional levels (MR). (Maag& Katsiyannis, 1998) Other Research Findings about EDStudents ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
  4. 4. Slide 7 High drop out rate Lack ofself-determination skills Ineligibility formany of the adultservices Lack ofinteragencycollaboration Extremely wide-rangingcharacteristics Lack ofappropriate social skills ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 8  Academic  Social/Emotional  Work-Readiness  CareerCompatibility Assessment andIndividualizedPlanning ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 9 Researchsuggest shiftinginstructionaway fromthe traditional classroomenvironmentandtowards real-life applicationsandcommunity-based experiences. Expose students to the worldofworkthrough careerexplorationactivitiesandcommunity-based employment experiences, while theyearnhigh schoolcredits. Diversity of programming helps motivate students to stayinschool. Flexible Programming ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
  5. 5. Slide 10 Social skillstraining isthoroughly integratedthroughout thecurriculum Teach and practice skills in community- based settings asmuch as possible Stress appropriate workplacesocialskills Social Skills Training ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 11  Exposure - toavarietyof careers  Career Planning– The process of selectingcompatible careers& makingdetailedstep-by-stepplans toreachcareer goals  Work-Readiness- skillsdeveloped  EmploymentExperiences-jobshadowing/try-outs,internships, part-timejobs andmostimportantlycompetitiveemployment  EarningClassCredit- whilegainingworkexperience Career Development, Work-Readiness, and Employment Experiences ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 12 Workhard tostaycurrent regardingthe available service agenciesandresourcesin ourarea. Learnabout eligibilityrequirements and applicationprocess for each agency Developmentcontact people and interagency agreements. Network byjoiningservice provider committees andassociations Interagency Collaborationand Ongoing Support Service ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
  6. 6. Slide 13 IndividualizedPlanningandAssessment FlexibleProgramming Social SkillsTraining CareerPlanning,Work-Readiness Training, andEmploymentExperiences Interagency CollaborationandOngoing Support Service ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 14 GraduateRates: 2003:91%(92%heldcompetitiveemployment) 2002:82%(93%heldcompetitiveemployment) 2001:94%(87%heldcompetitiveemployment) 2000:92%(86%heldcompetitiveemployment) 1999:88%(87%heldcompetitiveemployment) 1998:82%(81%heldcompetitiveemployment) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 15  Researchsuggeststhatadherenceto theBest Practices describedwill lead tobetter outcomes for studentswithE/BD  Programs whichintegratetheseBestPractices tend tohavesignificantly more successkeeping their studentsfrom dropping out and helping their studentsmake the transitionto adult life  Researchaside,eachstepthat a program makes towards incorporatestheBest Practices describes,willlikely contribute toa brighter more fulfilling futurefor our studentsand our ultimately,our communities ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
  7. 7. Slide 13 IndividualizedPlanningandAssessment FlexibleProgramming Social SkillsTraining CareerPlanning,Work-Readiness Training, andEmploymentExperiences Interagency CollaborationandOngoing Support Service ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 14 GraduateRates: 2003:91%(92%heldcompetitiveemployment) 2002:82%(93%heldcompetitiveemployment) 2001:94%(87%heldcompetitiveemployment) 2000:92%(86%heldcompetitiveemployment) 1999:88%(87%heldcompetitiveemployment) 1998:82%(81%heldcompetitiveemployment) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 15  Researchsuggeststhatadherenceto theBest Practices describedwill lead tobetter outcomes for studentswithE/BD  Programs whichintegratetheseBestPractices tend tohavesignificantly more successkeeping their studentsfrom dropping out and helping their studentsmake the transitionto adult life  Researchaside,eachstepthat a program makes towards incorporatestheBest Practices describes,willlikely contribute toa brighter more fulfilling futurefor our studentsand our ultimately,our communities ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________

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