Resources From Our Colleagues

WFII_3book_ACWhose Future Is It? by Michael Wehmeyer, Ph.D. and Susan Palmer presents a self-regulated sequence of steps that introduces adolescents to the transition process.  It covers decision-making skills, problem solving, negotiation, compromise and leadership, all of which enable students to take a meaningful role in planning for their future. As mandated in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, when transition issues are discussed in the Individualized Education Plan meeting, students must be invited. Whose Future shows students how to contribute to their IEP meetings. It culminates with students writing goals and taking an increasingly active part in their IEP meetings. The curriculum package includes an instructor’s guide, student reader, software that adds speech and text highlighting to the student reader and student workbook.

 

 

 

For more information:
Attainment Company, Inc.
504 Commerce Parkway
Verona, WI 53593-0160

Telephone: 800.327.4269
Fax: 800.942.3865
www.attainmentcompany.com


ChoiceMaker

The purpose of the Choicemaker curriculum by Jim Martin, Ph.D., Linda Huber Marshall, M.A., Dan Wray, M.A., Julie O’Brine, M.S. Linda Wells, M.A., Geralynn Olvey, Ed.D., Zion Johnson, A.A., Patty Jerman, M.A. & Laurie Maxson, M.A. is to help young people make informed decisions about their education, personal goals, and careers. The instructional packages in this series focus on critical skills for secondary students to learn in order to be successful in school, the workplace, and in life. Primary topics include choosing educational, vocational, and personal goals and taking action to meet those goals. Packages include the “Choose and Take Action CD-Rom with Teacher’s Manual”, “Choosing Employment Goals Kit”, “Take Action Kit”, “Self-Directed IEP Kit with Close Captioned Videos” and “Self-Directed IEP Workbooks.”

For more information:
Voyager Sopris Learning
Cambium Learning Group
17855 Dallas Parkway  suite 400
Dallas, TX  75287

Telephone:  800.547.6747
FAX:  888.819.7767
www.voyagersopris.com


Jodisbook

Coaching can help individuals strengthen their abilities in all of the individually focused components of the Self-determination Action model (e.g, know yourself and your context, value yourself, plan, act, experience outcomes and learn).Recent studies have found that coaching is an effective strategy to help students increase self-regulation and other executive functioning skills. Coaching can also be an excellent resource to help individuals explore and define what is most important to them.   Empowering Youth with ADHD: Your Guide to Coaching Adolescents and Young Adults for Coaches, Parents, and Professionals by Jodi Sleeper-Triplett provides a practical resource for learning how to use coaching strategies to enhance self-determination.

 

For more information:

JST Coaching, LLC
Alexandria, VA  22314

Telephone:  703.548.3161
FAX:  703.436.9814
www.jstcoach.com


Ready for Take-Off

Ready for Take-Off  by Theresa Laurie Maitland, Ph.D. and Patricia O. Quinn, M.D. provides a friendly guide for parents about how they can promote self-determination, academic, and daily living skills in their teens.  Dr. Maitland’s extensive experience in coaching and learning support for students with disabilities in college settings combined with Dr. Quinn’s nationally recognized expertise on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder provide an exceptional foundation for the practical, evidence-based strategies offered in this book. Ready for Take-Off  provides information on evaluating parenting approaches and adjusting to a coaching style; identifying skills teens need to develop to successfully transition to college; learning how to have empowering conversations with teens; and creating readiness plans to allow teens to slowly and systematically get ready for college.

 

 

For more information:
Magination Press®
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Telephone: 1-800-374-27211-800-374-2721
Fax: 202-336-5502
http://www.apa.org/pubs/magination/441B063.aspx


On Your Own

On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD, also by Theresa Laurie Maitland and Patricia Quinn, provides information on similar topics to Ready for Take-Off. However, this guide is intended for use directly by students. On Your Own provides tips and resources to help students create a personalized plan and center on developing three crucial skill areas:

  • Self-determination skills (advocacy, management, communication)
  • Daily living skills (self-care, organization, life balance)
  • Academic skills (self-knowledge, study habits, time management)

 

For more information:

Magination Press®

750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Telephone: 1-800-374-27211-800-374-2721
Fax: 202-336-5502
http://www.apa.org/pubs/magination/441B072.aspx