Students with sensory impairments comprise a heterogeneous group that is often underserved by rehabilitation and other social services. This underserved status has been attributed to poor interagency collaboration and eligibility issues, the low incidence nature of these disabilities, and the shortage of trained professionals to address the specialized needs of these individuals. This article examines important educational and vocational characteristics of this population to assist rehabilitation professionals in supporting more effective transitions into employment and other adult roles. Specific transition considerations include unique learning challenges, assessment issues, assistive technology, and accommodations. The article concludes with strategies for transition planning, community integration, and evaluating transition outcomes.
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 2001|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Supported by grants from the Norwegian Cancer Society (NCS).
- Hard of hearing
- Sensory impairments
- Visual impairment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health