Evidence Based Practices and Predictors

Evidence Based Practices and Predictors are research-based strategies that focus on transition youth. The Practice and Predictors are useful to transition professionals across systems and in multiple environments. More information about Evidence Based Practices can be found at the National Transition and Technical Assistance Center.

Employment First Evidence Based Practices and Predictors Tools

The Ohio Employment First Transition Framework includes tools to assist individuals and teams across agencies to understand, learn more about, and use Evidence Based Practices and Evidence BasedPredictors. These Practices and Predictors provide guidance to develop and improve youth skills for community employment and participation.

Each document includes a review tool to help individuals and teams identify areas of strength and to prioritize need. Individual youth teams can use the tools to review the IEP and other agency documents to ensure that Evidence Based Practices are individualized and included in the youth’s plan. District or regional teams can use the tools to help plan access to Evidence Based Predictors across the school district or county.

Practices and Predictors: Similar Terms but Different Uses

Evidence Based Practices are instructional methods and strategies proven through research to be effective to teach youth specific transition-related skills. The Practices are used to teach a variety of skills, such as those associated with employment, daily living, communication, academics, job-routines and tasks, independence, and workplace behavior.Families, youth, providers and others can continue use of the practices in non-instructional settings such as work sites, community environments, social settings, etc.

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Evidence Based Predictors aare activities, services and supports that occur during the school years that have been identified through research as being associated with higher rates of success as youth enter adulthood. Families and youth can gain information to share with Team members about possible programs and services to build community capacity and investment in serving transition youth.

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