Setting a course for independence with transition skills
With a goal of preparing every student for independence and success in life, Unique Learning System integrates transition learning skills throughout the six grade bands, beginning at preschool. At the post‑high school level, a dedicated transition band provides students with a realistic setting to build skills and develop expectations for their futures.
Empower students to chart their own course
An important inventory feature for the middle school, high school, and transition age levels, Transition Planning helps educators guide students down the path toward independence with future planning that meets real-world expectations for employment, daily living needs, and community awareness.
To ensure progress, students complete the Transition Planning assessment for five key skill areas:
- Daily Living
- Personal Life
- Lifelong Learning
Reinforce and expand skills with targeted lessons
Integrated throughout academic lessons in the monthly Core Materials for pre‑K–intermediate, life skills activities help students develop the practical strengths they will need outside the classroom—choice making, collaboration, good citizenship, and others. To optimize the results of the Core Rubrics, a goal‑setting lesson helps students set their own goals in the areas of employability, communication, self‑advocacy, daily living, and social strategies, and a convenient Self‑Evaluation Chart guides them in completing this exercise.
Administered two to four times per year across all grade bands, Core Rubrics address the transition‑readiness skill areas of employability, communication, self‑advocacy, daily living and social strategies. They provide a baseline of evaluation information, and, when used in conjunction with Core Materials, prepare younger students for future success.
Assemble resources for continued support
Giving students further ownership of the transition process, a Transition Passport helps them create a personal collection of supporting documents—a binder of evaluations, guides, and supports that travel with each student through the transition grade band to create a post-graduate takeaway resource.
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