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Subject: Post-Secondary Transition and Response to Intervention Resources
Source: Barb Gilpin, Interim Assistant Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, Special Education Teachers, Superintendents, Parents

Date: March 28, 2007

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) has posted the literature review from the What Works Transition Research Synthesis Project on Teaching Functional Life Skills to Youth with Disabilities. An Executive Summary http://www.nsttac.org/pdf/life_skills_executive_summary.pdf, the Full Text http://www.nsttac.org/pdf/life_skills.pdf, and Research to Practice Lesson Plan Starters http://www.nsttac.org/?FileName=research_to_practice&type=1 are all available on the NSTTAC website. The Research to Practice Lesson Plan Starters are based on nine "best-evidence" studies. The nine "best-evidence" studies are on the following topics: (1) "One More Than" technique for purchasing items, (2) Savings account, bill paying, and money order skills, (3) Housekeeping and janitorial skills, (4) Meal planning and nutrition, (5) Purchasing skills (stores with aisles), (6) Cleaning appliances and doing laundry, (7) Grocery aisle signs and locating items, (8) Bowling and pinball, and (9) Orienting to the environment to reduce stereotypic behaviors.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has written a new guide, A Parent's Guide to Response-to-Intervention (RTI) to provide an overview of the Response-to-Intervention process, describe how it is implemented in schools, and offer questions that parents can ask, go to http://www.ncld.org/content/view/827/527/ and click on the RTI Parent Guide link.

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