Students with learning needs benefit from individualized plans so why shouldn’t they have them when they graduate? Generalizing skills from school to work and or secondary school to higher education can be one of the more demanding transitions we make in life. What needs to be considered to be proactive about setting oneself up for success? How can one avoid the barriers that set one up to fail and possibly give up? The beauty of the working world for people with learning disabilities is that they actually have the opportunity to choose the environment/ schedule that will allow them to be more successful and aren’t confined by the requirements of a general education curriculum. Confidence is always a key ingredient to finding your full potential. I aspire to help young adults and their families set up the best plan for pursuing both life and work goals that are both intermittent and long term based on the needs of each individual.
- Goal development and timelines
- Assistance and coaching in job search and application process
- Strategies to support working memory and executive functioning skill
- Creating a budget and/or make a savings goal
- Interview preperation and social skills coaching
- Determine accommodations or “flexibility” they need within a job and/or classroom
FAQ’s to find success at a job:
- What environment is the best fit?
- How can I get feedback?
- What extra training will set me up for success?
- When and how should I share that I have a learning disability?