Family and Teacher Resources – Transitions

Why are transitions so hard? 

Probably because change is hard and transition is about change.  One of the best ways to transition a child with special needs from one place to another is to use PART of a favorite object.

I’ve come up with some other ideas that might help you!  This item has to be a favorite, of course!

  1. Empty DVD case (to take to the room where the DVD is)
  2. Empty colored marker box (markers are in the room)
  3. Lid from a marker (marker is in the room)
  4. Paper (used for drawing- markers are back in the room)
  5. Keys needed to open a drawer or cabinet where favorite object is stored – like an iPad, favorite game etc
  6. A final sticker or token needed on a token board to earn an edible item
  7. A special cup to go get water or a drink
  8. A token or note that the child gives to a staff member who will give them time/attention
  9. A token or note that the child gives to a caretaker for a special reward at home or after school care program.

    10. A token or note that the child gives to a staff member who allows that child to have a               choice or control over something.

If transitions are a challenge, then take this challenge and try one or more of these ideas and let me know how it goes!!

Sometimes a significant problem can have a simple solution!

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