Effect of interventions to ease transitions for children and adolescents with disabilities

The aim of this report is to summarise the effect of interventions to facilitate transitions for children and adolescents with disabilities. These interventions can either address early transitions (e.g. the transition from kindergarten to primary school) or (post-) secondary transitions (e.g. the t...

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Main Authors: Wollscheid, Sabine, Hammerstrøm, Karianne Thune (Author)
Corporate Author: Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter for helsetjenesten
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oslo Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services September 2012, 2012
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The aim of this report is to summarise the effect of interventions to facilitate transitions for children and adolescents with disabilities. These interventions can either address early transitions (e.g. the transition from kindergarten to primary school) or (post-) secondary transitions (e.g. the transition between middle and high school, the transition between high school and tertiary education or work). We included three systematic reviews that addressed (post-) secondary transitions. The three systematic reviews respectively addressed interventions 1) to facilitate social and communication skills, 2) to facilitate planning and coordinating transitions and 3) to improve the development of functional life skills. Each of the three systematic reviews had important methodological limitations. Key messages1. We are uncertain whether different interventions to facilitate secondary transitions have an effect for adolescents with disabilities. The documentation was of very low quality. This does not mean, however, that these interventions do not work, but that it is uncertain whether we can rely on the available results.2. On the matter of transitions for small children with disabilities, we did not find systematic reviews which met our inclusion criteria
Item Description:English summary excerpted from full report in Norwegian: Effekt av tiltak for å lette livsoverganger for barn og unge med funksjonsnedsettelser. - Excerpt from Systematic review no. 08-2012
Physical Description:1 PDF file (pages 6-9)
ISBN:9788281214828