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Wagner, Mary M.; Newman, Lynn A.; Javitz, Harold S. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) were used to examine the patterns of career and technical education (CTE) course taking in high school by students receiving special education services for emotional disturbances (ED). Descriptive analyses indicate the extent of such course taking by students with ED and their…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Emotional Disturbances, Youth Employment, High School Graduates
McConnell, Amber E.; Martin, James E.; Herron, Jason P.; Hennessey, Maeghan N. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Gender differences have been found in post-school outcomes of students with disabilities, yet these differences are rarely examined. To determine whether male and female high school students with disabilities scored differently in non-academic behaviors known to affect post-school education and employment measured by the Transition Assessment and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, High School Students, Disabilities, Scores
Lombardi, Allison R.; Izzo, Margo V.; Rifenbark, Graham G.; Murray, Alexa; Buck, Andrew; Johnson, Victor – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Information technology (IT) literacy skills are increasingly important for all adolescents to learn, as the majority of post-school pursuits will require at least some amount of computer skills. For adolescents with disabilities, this urgency is perhaps more pronounced, as this subpopulation typically experiences more dismal post-school outcomes…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Information Technology
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Stevenson, Bradley S.; Fowler, Catherine H. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
As the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) is implemented across the nation, special education and vocational rehabilitation professionals will need to increase their level of collaboration. One area of potential collaboration is assessment--transition assessment for the field of special education and the discovery process for adult…
Descriptors: Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Practices
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Repetto, Jeanne B.; Jaress, Jennifer; Lindsey, Jenna; Bae, Jungah – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
The purpose of this study was to assess the inclusion of health care components in transition Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students diagnosed with Other Health Impaired (OHI). In this study, we analyzed 50 IEPs of students with an OHI diagnosis to establish whether there are health-related components or other common health care…
Descriptors: Investigations, Transitional Programs, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans
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Morningstar, Mary E.; Lee, Hyunjoo; Lattin, Dana L.; Murray, Angela K. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This study confirmed the reliability and validity of the Quality Indicators of Exemplary Transition Programs Needs Assessment-2 (QI-2). Quality transition program indicators were identified through a systematic synthesis of transition research, policies, and program evaluation measures. To verify reliability and validity of the QI-2, we…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Needs Assessment
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Pleet-Odle, Amy; Aspel, Nellie; Leuchovius, Deborah; Roy, Sean; Hawkins, Connie; Jennings, Debra; Turnbull, Ann; Test, David W. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
Parental expectations (having high expectations for their children) and parental involvement (having parents as active and knowledgeable participants in transition planning) have been identified as evidence-based predictors of improved postschool outcomes for students with disabilities. However, little is known about how education professionals…
Descriptors: Success, Parent Aspiration, Outcomes of Education, Disabilities
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Kittelman, Angus; Wagner Bromley, Katherine; Mazzotti, Valerie L. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
Work experiences are linked to positive post-school outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities. Unfortunately, students who struggle to manage conflict and challenges in work settings have a difficult time maintaining employment. Though ecological assessments are used to create supported work plans surrounding socially inappropriate…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Positive Behavior Supports, Workplace Learning, Disabilities
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Agran, Martin; Hughes, Carolyn; Thoma, Colleen A.; Scott, LaRon A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
Although social skills have long been recognized as essential in promoting employees' employability (e.g., maintaining employment), there has been little research about work-related social skills for the last two decades. A systematic replication of Salzberg, Agran, and Lignugaris/Kraft's investigation of critical social skills was conducted.…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Employment Potential, Career Development
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Kellems, Ryan O.; Mourra, Kjerstin; Morgan, Robert L.; Riesen, Tim; Glasgow, Malinda; Huddleston, Robin – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This article discusses the creation of video modeling (VM) and video prompting (VP) interventions for teaching novel multi-step tasks to individuals with disabilities. This article reviews factors to consider when selecting skills to teach, and students for whom VM/VP may be successful, as well as the difference between VM and VP and circumstances…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Prompting, Cooking Instruction
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Bouck, Emily C.; Joshi, Gauri S. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
Students with intellectual disability historically struggle with post-school outcomes. However, much of the research on students with intellectual disability relative to post-school outcomes and transition services is aggregated for students with mild, moderate, and severe intellectual disability. This secondary analysis of the National…
Descriptors: Mild Intellectual Disability, Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Special Education
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Collier, Margo L.; Griffin, Megan M.; Wei, Yonghua – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This article describes the pilot study of an informal assessment, the "Student Transition Questionnaire" (STQ). The STQ is a 38-item assessment designed to elicit student perspectives on transition-related topics. In this mixed-methods study, we piloted the STQ with 186 participants, and then conducted focus groups with various…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Mixed Methods Research
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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Garberoglio, Carrie Lou; Caemmerer, Jackie M.; Bond, Mark P.; Leppo, Rachel H. T.; Schoffstall, Sarah J.; Rainey, Josh C.; Hamilton, Grace A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This article presents results from a large-scale study of professionals who work with individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH). Participants were 1,345 professionals who work in a variety of roles, including educators, administrators, interpreters, vocational rehabilitation agency staff, and allied service providers. Participants shared…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, National Surveys, Focus Groups
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Fraker, Thomas M.; Luecking, Richard G.; Mamun, Arif A.; Martinez, John M.; Reed, Deborah S.; Wittenburg, David C. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This article examines the impacts of the Youth Transition Demonstration, an initiative of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to improve employment outcomes for youth with disabilities. Based on a random assignment design, the analysis uses data from a 1-year follow-up survey and SSA administrative records for 5,203 youth in six research…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Transitional Programs, Youth Programs, Normalization (Disabilities)
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Dong, Shengli; Lucas, Margaretha S. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2016
This study focused on the academic performance and use of disability support services (DSS) of students with different types of disabilities who attend a postsecondary education institution. Findings show different patterns of academic success over four semesters as well as different patterns of DSS usage. Students who requested support from DSS…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Postsecondary Education, Related Services (Special Education), Use Studies
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