Thursday, August 7, 2014

18 Tips to Make Transitions Easier

by Bec Oakley
originally published on

Image: oatsy40

In part one we looked at reasons why transitions can be difficult for some kids, now let's figure out how to help.

1.  Break it down

Do a task analysis to break the transition into smaller steps, so you can figure out where the problem is. Let's take moving from computer time to another activity as a quick example:

2.  Show that change can be okay

Use two activities that he loves equally and practice switching between them. Teach him to recognise what a transition is, when it's coming and how it will feel. Make it a rewarding, stress-free time so he can focus on learning the cues and experiencing the change as a pleasant thing.

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