Interests and Preferences
Interests: According to the narratives, Amalia enjoys dancing. Specifically, she prefers jazz and modern dance. Amalia also wants to go to college and earn a scholarship to help pay for her post education.
Preferences: Amalia has pursued dancing by participating in a dance class at her highs school. (Annotations) Amalia has been in two plays that were put on by the local youth theater. One was the Nutcracker Ballet where she played the lead role. The other play was a modern interpretation of Dracula where she played Dracula’s victim. Amalia also visited a University for a dance workshop by invitation.
Transition Strengths and Needs
In order for transitions to occur, Amalia has to be assessed …show more content…
She has been scouted by a university and has performed in two productions. According to the narrative, her dance and special education teacher also agree that Amalia is highly talented in dance. She has passion which is another strength she has. Specifically she has passion for dance. In her interview she said it was her only motive in staying in school. In the past, She has also shown to achieve As" and "Bs". Her academic scores also show that she is average to above average in many areas. The transition activities provided will keep in her school and stay motivated because they all evolve around dance or doing better in school for a future career in …show more content…
These habits include being proactive, always thinking about the outcome and what the student wants/needs in the future, and discuss what needs to happen first-not how. The team must come to a consensus and shared power should be maintained throughout the entire IEP and transition process. Another effective habit discussed (2010) is for the members to first try to understand before being understood. This allows members to express and ensure they each have a voice and provides opportunities for multiple perspectives and ideas to thrive. Another habit for team members to take on is to always seek improvement in multiple aspects (Hammar and Malatchi,