Transition and Brain Injury
Transition outcomes for students with brain injury are not good. Approximately 50% of students are employed after graduation and only 1 in 5 are enrolled in some type of post-secondary transition training or education.
According to the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center, the following evidence-based practices can help improve transition for students with brain injury.
- Student-centered guided plans
- Helping students to create explicit and concrete plans
- Help students learn in context
- Actively work to increase self-awareness, self-advocacy, and motivation
- Use mentorship and coaching
- Involve the family
- Teach students to self-assess their skills and strategies
- Transitions take time. Have ongoing conversations.
Resources for Transition in Brain Injury
Transition Tool Kit for Students with Traumatic Brain Injury
The transition strategies presented in this manual address the challenges that children, families, educators, and community providers face when working with students who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
National Secondary Transition Technical Assitance Center
NSTTAC is a national technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.