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Title: TTAPTEACCH Transition Assessment Profile Second Edition

Author(s): Mesibov,G., Thomas, G.B., Chapman, S.M. and Schopler,E. 

Release date: 2007

TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile (TTAP) - Second Edition is a newly titled and improved revision of the Adolescent and Adult Psychoeducational Profile (AAPEP). This comprehensive test was developed for adolescent and older children with autism spectrum disorders, particularly those with transitional needs. The TTAP is structured to satisfy those provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997, which require adolescents to be evaluated and provided with a transition plan by age 14. Educators, parents, counselors, and care providers can use this powerful tool to assist individuals with autism spectrum disorders to prepare for a successful, semi-independent adult life (i.e., personal development, recreational living, adult integration into employment and residential arrangements, etc.). The TTAP will also help providers identify the individual's principle transition goals, strengths and weaknesses. Second, a "Cumulative Record of Skills" (CRS), along with two data collection forms, provides an efficient method of ongoing assessment in community-based instruction. The TTAP can be used to facilitate educational and transitional planning. Emphasis is on evaluating the six major functional skill areas

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