Episode Summary

Dr. Bennett and Dr. Jimenez talk about transitional outcomes after the IEP, Universal Design for Learning, and how teachers can best equip their students after High School.

Episode Notes

Eliseo Jimenez is an assistant professor in intellectual disabilities in the Department of Learning Sciences at Georgia State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University in 2004, a master’s degree in special education with a specialization in autism and developmental disabilities from the University of Texas as Austin in 2006 and a doctoral degree in special education from The Ohio State University in 2014. He is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D).

His research interests include teaching daily living skills to students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, teaching employment skills to students with intellectual disabilities, video prompting, technology, preference assessments and teacher preparation.

Dr. Bennett and Dr. Jiminez discuss independence, the use of technology to increase vocational skills, emphasizing independence starting in early childhood,  and how teachers can best equip their students for post-secondary life.

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Resources discussed in the episode:

https://thinkcollege.net/

https://specialedu.ku.edu/michael-wehmeyer

https://specialedu.ku.edu/mary-morningstar

https://nisonger.osu.edu/