The transition from grade eight to grade nine is a daunting time for many students. But for students with learning disabilities (LDs), it can be a particularly challenging experience. In the Peel District School Board, Erindale Secondary School and Homelands Senior Public School have created a unique relationship to support the transition of all students, especially students with LDs.
n this special edition podcast, we’re going to look at what path these students took to get where they are today, what that transition looked like, the hurdles they’ve had to overcome, the successes they’ve had, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Their teacher, Jenessa Dworet, will also comment about the progress these three students have made and how her teaching style has changed since we last spoke to her two years ago.
The transition from elementary to secondary school is generally considered to be one of the most challenging for adolescents, both with and without LDs. This practice-informed summary focuses on the key considerations and steps to support a successful transition from elementary school to secondary school for students with LDs.
How can I prepare my students with LDs to transition to post-secondary education? Where can students with LDs find support after secondary school?
As students move through their secondary school years and the focus sharpens on what their options may be after secondary school, it is important to note that there are numerous paths to consider and that the pathways may not be linear nor mutually exclusive. For secondary students with LDs, the transition pathways may include:
by Cindy Perras, M.Ed., OCT. Educational Consultant, LDAO Components of Post-Secondary Transition Planning for Students with LDs As students move through their secondary school years and the focus sharpens on what their options may be after secondary school, it is important to note that there are numerous paths to consider and that the pathways may not [...]
Effective transition planning is important. Individualized transition plans that reflect a student’s strengths and needs provide the foundation for successful transitional experiences that support the building of student resiliency.
For secondary students with learning disabilities (LDs), planning for the transition to post-secondary is an important and multi-faceted process. This webinar explores the various components of, and considerations for, the transition planning process and will cover a variety of topics.