Strengths, Interests, & Preferences Checklist
The Strength, Interest & Preference Form is a useful document to help students determine their own strengths, interests, and preferences. It is a conversational tool that can be used in many ways. Best practice would be to have students choose their top 3 to 5 items in each section. Or, it can be a useful talking point sheet for the teacher to use when helping the student consider what their strengths, interests & preferences are for their IEP and transition planning.
Another option to use to help determine the student’s strengths, interests, and preferences are by using the Secondary Student Interview: Strengths, Interests, Preferences. This form has less options to choose from, but it can also be a good discussion starter to use with your students. The main thing is to help your students see how their strengths, interests, and preferences impact their postsecondary expectation goal areas.