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Paul Wehman

Life Beyond the Classroom. Fifth edition

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Catalog No. 28140For more than two decades, the trusted Life Beyond the Classroom text has shaped the practices of thousands of professionals helping students make a smooth transition from school to adulthood. Now this landmark textbook is in a new fifth edition updated with the cutting-edge information professionals need in today's changing world, as young people with disabilities face unprecedented financial, family, employment, and educational challenges.

A definitive compendium of up-to-date, evidence-based transition research, this expanded new edition takes Life Beyond the Classroom to the next level. Future professionals will get all the latest best practices and timely research on the full spectrum of transition topics, from assessment and assistive technology to social skills and self-determination. And with the unparalleled new package of multimedia instructor materials online, instructors will enhance their teaching with videos, activities, PowerPoint slides, and a convenient test bank. With this comprehensive revision of a pioneering text, the next generation of professionals will be fully prepared to give young people with disabilities appropriate, effective, and individualized support as they navigate our increasingly complex society.


... New chapters on critical topics:

--working with families.

--multicultural transition planning.

--teaching social skills.

--secondary curriculum options.

... Multimedia instructor materials online.

... Fresh contributions by highly regarded early career professionals.

... All chapters completely revised and updated.

... The very latest research, statistics, and legislation.

... More practical strategies, case studies, and photos.

... Updated annotated lists of helpful online resources.

... Improved, more user-friendly design.

"If I could buy only one book on transition, Life Beyond the Classroom would be my choice...a comprehensive and cutting-edge masterpiece."--Cherie Takemoto, Executive Director, Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC), Springfield, VA

"The ultimate transition handbook ... leav[es] no stone unturned. I only wish I had such a text when I was entering the field."--Al Condeluci, PhD, CEO, United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh

Dr. Wehman is Professor of Physical Medicine with joint appointments in the Departments of Rehabilitation Counseling and also Special Education and Disability Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University. He serves as Chairman of the Division of Rehabilitation Research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Wehman has his PhD in Behavioral Disabilities from University of Wisconsin-Madison. As one of the original founders of supported employment, he has worked closely with business and industry since 1980 and has published over 200 articles and authored or edited more than 40 books primarily in transition, severe disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury and employment for persons with disabilities. As the father of two young adults with disabilities, he brings a strong parental as well as business perspective to his work.

616 pages. 2012



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