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Posted Mar 14, 2001 at 12:00:01 AM
Subject: School Psychologist's Role In Transition Planning

PASSWORD>aa0pXajjqbYiEHello, I am a school psychologist in a small rural setting. I am going to give a presentation on the school psychologist's role in transition planning for post secondary education. I am looking for information and resources for this topic. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Your support is sincerely appreciated!

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My high school senior has received no transition planning,should he be getting some? The subject was covered briefly in his last IEP, he plans to attend college. I recently found out that in order to recieve support services from colleges he should have been tested within the past 3 years. He has not been tested since the intitial testing in first grade. Should I be requiring more from the local school system? Thanks.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

PASSWORD>aamjT37qc5iCc: My high school senior has received no transition planning,should he
: be getting some? The subject was covered briefly in his last IEP,
: he plans to attend college. I recently found out that in order to
: recieve support services from colleges he should have been tested
: within the past 3 years. He has not been tested since the intitial
: testing in first grade. Should I be requiring more from the local
: school system? Thanks.THere should have been extensive testing every three years, by legal requirement. Schools that have any idea what they're doing make sure the last of those three-year evals is scheduled so that the info can be used for college andmissions; if he wants to be identified as disabled he needs to have had this stuff done. I'd get cranking *fast* to get it done... but it's a tad late.(It was late in fifth grade.)

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PASSWORD>aaypjoGdHk2QkAs the other posts have indicated, in order to get colleges to give modifications/accommodations, students must have testing including IQ within 3 years of entering college. If a transition plan for an individual student is for that student to go to college, then testing must be done by the school psychologist by, at least, 10th grade. From my own research, most colleges who give accommodations, etc. prefer the WIAT. I'm not completely familiar with the role of the psychologist for students that do not plan to attend college, but someone has to give aptitude testing so that a student knows where their talents lie and the schools can begin exposing them to those job experiences. That's the intent of transition planning.: Hello, I am a school psychologist in a small rural setting. I am
: going to give a presentation on the school psychologist's role in
: transition planning for post secondary education. I am looking for
: information and resources for this topic. Can anyone point me in
: the right direction? Your support is sincerely appreciated!

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

: As the other posts have indicated, in order to get colleges to give
: modifications/accommodations, students must have testing including
: IQ within 3 years of entering college. If a transition plan for an
: individual student is for that student to go to college, then
: testing must be done by the school psychologist by, at least, 10th
: grade. From my own research, most colleges who give
: accommodations, etc. prefer the WIAT. I'm not completely familiar
: with the role of the psychologist for students that do not plan to
: attend college, but someone has to give aptitude testing so that a
: student knows where their talents lie and the schools can begin
: exposing them to those job experiences. That's the intent of
: transition planning.Susan,Could you please explain further what you mean by "if a transition plan for an individual student is for that student to go to college, then testing must be done by the school psychologist by, at least, 10th grade."?

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

: My high school senior has received no transition planning,should he
: be getting some? The subject was covered briefly in his last IEP,
: he plans to attend college. I recently found out that in order to
: recieve support services from colleges he should have been tested
: within the past 3 years. He has not been tested since the intitial
: testing in first grade. Should I be requiring more from the local
: school system? Thanks.Hi Beth,I had the same problem with my first daughter last year. Our school district does not test every three years. They refused to do an assessment and I had to have one completed privately (at my own personal expense I might add) so that she would qualify for services in college. This year I am wiser. My second daughter will be a graduating senior with goals of attending college. I had to be more assertive, but plans are now under way to complete the assessment including ability and achievement testing. Funny thing is, they want to conduct the IEP's for graduating seniors, before her psychological assessment will be done. This does not make sense to me. I would prefer that the current information from her assessment be included it the IEP.In any case, my point is that you may need to be a bit assertive in order to get your school district to complete a full evaluation. Since your child is now a senior, you may want to get assertive QUICK or you may be in the same boat I was last year!Good Luck!

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

Your son should have been tested every three years by law AND been working on transition planning since the end of his sophomore year. Ther is still time to decide what he wants to do butit certainlyis running short. There are many colleges that he could go to but you MUST get him tested yesterday and talk to a colege counselor as soon as possible.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

PASSWORD>aaypjoGdHk2QkHi Janice,I mentioned the testing must be done by at least 10th grade because colleges require testing within the last 3 years to prove that a student has disabilities which must be used for giving accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Thus, if the testing is done in 10th grade, it could just squeak by, timewise, to be recent enough for colleges to consider. Ideally, it should be done in 12th grade. Then it would be very current. Again, this should be part of the transition plan as required by IDEA. Does this explanation help?: Susan,: Could you please explain further what you mean by "if a
: transition plan for an individual student is for that student to
: go to college, then testing must be done by the school
: psychologist by, at least, 10th grade."?

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

PASSWORD>aaypjoGdHk2QkBeth,Under federal law, transition planning is supposed to start at age 14. Let your district know that you are aware that they are out of compliance with IDEA if they are not doing EVERTHING they can to give your child meaningful (not just on paper) transition planning and, as Jill, advised, the testing needs to be done yesterday.: My high school senior has received no transition planning,should he
: be getting some? The subject was covered briefly in his last IEP,
: he plans to attend college. I recently found out that in order to
: recieve support services from colleges he should have been tested
: within the past 3 years. He has not been tested since the intitial
: testing in first grade. Should I be requiring more from the local
: school system? Thanks.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

: Hi Janice,: I mentioned the testing must be done by at least 10th grade because
: colleges require testing within the last 3 years to prove that a
: student has disabilities which must be used for giving
: accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Thus, if
: the testing is done in 10th grade, it could just squeak by,
: timewise, to be recent enough for colleges to consider. Ideally,
: it should be done in 12th grade. Then it would be very current.
: Again, this should be part of the transition plan as required by
: IDEA. Does this explanation help?

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

Is there a list of colleges who give these accomodations or does all of the schools do this depending on the child? This is my first vist to this site and I'm going to be looking for lots of help! TIA

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

PASSWORD>aaypjoGdHk2QkAny college that receives ANY federal money must give basic accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Once someone leaves high school and goes to college, the *rules* change: before it was the school's obligation to find the students who need help and give it, after HS it is the student's obligation to approach the school, give proof that they require accommodations and specify what they are.While all the colleges give things like extended test taking time, there are quite a few private colleges that do a lot more such as providing tutors, a scribe, a note taker, etc. Sometimes a student must be accepted first to the college and then to the LD program. Sometimes the LD program costs an additional fee on top of tuition.There are a few books you can use to look up the schools that offer these programs. I don't know the names of the books offhand.Hope this explains some things for you.: Is there a list of colleges who give these accomodations or does all
: of the schools do this depending on the child? This is my first
: vist to this site and I'm going to be looking for lots of help!
: TIA

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