We know that maintaining high expectations is important but also understand the need to balance goals with skills and needs.
Identifying student's interests, strengths, work skills and skills in need instruction and/or practice is necessary when developing a plan or goals. Identifying these important factors happens through assessments. It is important to remember that just like when IEP teams evaluate educational skills, different information sources should be considered when planning for work.
The Iowa Transition Assessment offers multiple tools to help identify students’ work interests, preferences, strengths and needs.
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Soft Skills are tasks used daily or regularly that contribute to successful employment, such as being on time, keeping track of assigned work and neat appearance. Soft Skills are an area of need for many young adults, both with and without disabilities! These skills can be identified through assessments as a goal area that could be addressed with instruction.