Peggy Muth


How are deaf students who choose to seek employment after leaving high school prepared for the world of work? Do they have the basic, everyday readiness skills necessary to compete? Have the families, school systems, vocational rehabilitation and the community worked together effectively enough to to ensure success for the student? Legislation requires that the student have an individualized program and that collaborative efforts occur among the parties involved. But does that happen? The author proposes some practical hands-on techniques for putting the mandates of current legislation into practice to further greater success for the student entering the workforce.