The Gap Analysis Tool For Students With A Disability

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A majority of people do not think about the transitioning from high school to real world for students with a disability. This article was a great read for people who need a better understanding of the transitioning especially students with high standards that are included in the general education setting for the entire day. The article explained the Triangulated Gap Analysis Tool (TGAP), which is designed to assist educators, students, and IEP teams to identify and create annual goals that address the gap in skills, including nonacademic skills, needed to prepare students for postsecondary education, training, employment, and independent living. In this article, it talks about two students who are academically successful but needs additional transition services to address nonacademic skills if they are to succeed in the postsecondary setting. Damien is sophomore and has autism spectrum disorder. He has a high grade point average but struggles to uphold for accommodations and to be accepted by his peers. Damien’s IEP team is concerned with his interpersonal, collaboration, and self-advocacy skills. Jasmine is a junior and receives special education services for her specific learning disability and hyperactivity disorder. She struggles with homework completion, time management, test taking, and paying attention. Since the two students are on the right track to graduate, their special education teacher believe that in order for both of them to succeed, in their identified
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