Having Trouble Transitioning Your Child With Special Needs Back From A Favorite Place?

Having Trouble Transitioning Your Child With Special Needs Back From A Favorite Place?

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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.

Check out today’s video to see an example of a simple but effective transition object that I used to get a student from the playground back to class without one second of trouble!

Take a look!

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!

Take care and I’ll see you next time!!!

Carla

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