Student-Centered Transition Planning

August 29, 2017, The IRIS Center

Kelly Smoak, a special education resource teacher at West Ashley High School in South Carolina, discusses how she involves students in the overall planning for their transitions and about preparing students to be active participants in their IEP meetings (time: 9:15).

Questions asked Ms. Smoak in this audio:

  1. Ms. Smoak, can you describe some of the ways you involve your students in the overall transition planning process?
  2. Many students are either hesitant or feel unprepared to taken an active role in their IEP meetings. Can you tell us some of the specific ways you help them to overcome these feelings and prepare them to take on this type of role?

Kelly Smoak

Kelly Smoak
Teacher, Special Education Resource
West Ashley High School
South Carolina

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