How Your Child’s Current Interests Can Help Them After High School Ends
Can Help Them After High School Ends
Summer is the time for fun in the sun, as they say, and as we have recently been talking about, it is also the opportunity to focus on areas of interest that your young adult might have. Maybe you see they really love to cook, or love books, or maybe math. Maybe working with the elderly is something they gravitate towards.
Whatever their interest is, it is important to keep an eye on those and encourage ways that you can help your young adult grow those interests. You never know if one of those interests may turn into a career or path for their future.
Keep a list of these interests.
With summer waning down, our eyes start to look at the new school year in front of us. If you have a young adult of high school age, you’ll need to know the term Transition Planning.
But, what is it? And how do I prepare for it? Great question…glad you asked!!
Transition planning is helping students with IEPs prepare for life after high school. The purpose is to help teens prepare to be independent young adults, for life after high school. Not just college, but life.
To help develop this plan, the IEP team works to identify strengths and interest of the student. And this is where the list of your child’s interests will come into play.
By being prepared to share what your child is interested in, and what you have done to help grow their interest, you will be able to help the IEP team understand your child better, plan for them better, and create a transition plan that both fits them and reflects their interests well!
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This post originally appeared on our July/August 2021 Magazine