Improving the Outcomes of Transition Age Youth with Psychiatric Disabilities through the Adoption and Use of Best Practice Transition Planning [English and Spanish versions]

Lauren Davis, Kathleen Biebel, Marsha Langer Ellison, Sloan Huckabee, Laura Golden
2015 Psychiatry Information in Brief  
Improving the educational attainment and outcomes for youth with emotional and behavioral disturbances (EBD) should be a high priority goal for policy makers, school systems, and researchers. Students with EBD drop out of high school more than any other group of students with disabilities. 1-2 A truncated education is correlated with lower wages, lower employment rates, and poorer health. 3-5 Youth with EBD also participate in postsecondary education less frequently and have lower rates of
more » ... lower rates of postschool employment than many other categories of students with disabilities. [6][7][8][9] Research has shown that the poor outcomes experienced by this vulnerable group are worsened by the lack of best practice transition planning for students with EBD as they move to postsecondary life. Transition planning is where goals and services are outlined for students with EBD enrolled in special education as part of an Individualized Education Program.
doi:10.7191/pib.1097 fatcat:g2kpez32ifeobknezmntg3g2v4