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has shown that all students and especially those receiving special education
who follow a carefully crafted transition plan are more likely to achieve
post-secondary success. Helping professionals can craft these plans, but many
may not be aware of the various resources available to ensure students’
successful transition. One of the main resources available to parents/guardians
and students are their classroom teachers. Teachers who incorporate
transition-related content into instruction using universal design for learning
(UDL) principles are in the best position to set up students for post-secondary
success. It is thus necessary that
parents/guardians and students are trained to inform teachers about UDL and
advocate for their use in classroom instruction on an ongoing basis.
The objectives of this interactive webinar are therefore to introduce attendees to:
Lakshmi Mahadevan has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Career Development Education from Texas A&M University. Her areas of expertise include career assessment, post-secondary options for individuals with special needs, special education and multicultural career counseling. As Associate Professor and Extension Specialist - Special Populations, Dr. Mahadevan has over ten years of experience in conducting face-to-face and online professional development with educators in Texas addressing various special populations-related issues (particularly students with disabilities and English Language Learners). Her other activities include program evaluation, conducting workshops and presentations, preparing newsletters, creating webcasts and special interest web materials, maintaining and supervising the design of online modules, maintaining websites, liaison with stakeholders and experts, preparing evaluation reports, and providing technical assistance.
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