In this course, you will learn how to support children and youth with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities, through the first four phases of the career education model (career awareness, exploration, preparation, and placement)
You will also be exposed to the last two phases of the career education model (maintenance and mentoring), which typically occur when adults are established on a career track. The Career Education construct encompasses career development, self-determination, and pre-employment skills.
An overview of transition assessment and planning requirements under federal law; as well as, appropriate implementation activities for instruction with students will be described. Assessment and programming for vision professionals working with families and students; as well as, other instructional and therapeutic staff will be introduced and explained.
Applied learning activities include reviews of pertinent articles and book chapters, to be discussed in an online forum, and a final course project involving the design of curricular materials or detailed transition plans and activities for specific students with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities.
Wolffe, K. E. (2012). The transition tote system facilitator’s guide: Navigating the rapids of life (2nd Ed.). Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind.
List Price: $95.00 large print.
Wolffe, K. E. (Ed.). (1999). Skills for success: A career education handbook for children and adolescents with visual impairments. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.
List price: $36.25-$48.66 print, $34.95 electronic text or ASCII Download.
EARLY BIRD PRICE - Ends Jan 6, 2020
PDPs, CEs, ACVREP, CTLE, OSPI
Graduate Credits: You will have the opportunity to add 3 graduate credits to your registration for an additional $295.00 through Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA). Instructions will be provided to registered participants two weeks before the start date.
By the end of this eight-week course, participants will be able to:
- Articulate the need for career education, including instruction in self-advocacy and self-determination, in the lives of children and adolescents with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities.
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of career education and self-determination resources (assessment tools, topical books and articles, curricula, and Internet-based information sources and tools) that are appropriate for children and students with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities and when to use them.
- Apply the information acquired in this course to write IFSP & IEP goals and objectives that support the acquisition of career education competencies (birth through age twenty-two).
- Build lesson plans to support students with visual impairments in their acquisition of career education content, including self-advocacy and self-determination skills.
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