Presentation: Ensuring Positive Early Educational Transitions for Deafblind Students and their Families
Transitions are challenging for deafblind children and their families. Much research has been done on postsecondary transition but the IFSP/IEP transition and transition from preschool to kindergarten are also fraught with challenges. In this presentation, to the Council for Exceptional Children, Lane discussed current research and strategies for a positive transition for students and their families.
Participants learned to: 1. Understand the changing family support needs of families and gain strategies for fostering collaboration during these early transitions. 2. Identify challenges and successes that parents of children who are deafblind experience while working with IFSP/IEP teams during transition from an IFSP to an IEP. 3. Identify challenges and successes that parents of children who are deafblind experience while working with their IEP teams to transition from preschool to kindergarten.