Transition to a new school – It is important to start now!

Wow! Term 3 has come around so fast.

Preparing a child for transition to start school (or new school / new grade) takes thoughtful planning and thinking ahead.

Find heaps of strategies in the new eBook HERE


Using Visuals

Use lots of visuals such as the “I’m Going To School” booklet. It is individualised for each student and gives specific information about the new environment. Fill it in together with the child. Then go though the completed pages with the child and review it often.

It is important for the child to see what is going to be the SAME and what is going to be DIFFERENT.

Teach peers about what to expect and strategies to use.

Understanding Your Friend with Autism Spectrum

In advance, start teaching children some of the basic activities they need to know before starting school. Such as:

  • Sitting on a mat
  • Listening to others
  • Lining up
  • How to unwrap lunch from cling wrap, etc

See “How to STOP your Words from Bumping into Someone Else’s

Use some of these visual tools

Now – Next – Later

A visual schedule that can be used to transition to different activities or to try new activities.

You can also download this for free and print your own page from “ASD Tips

My Weekly Planner

My Weekly Planner is a fantastic visual tool that can be used for forward planning. One day for each day of the week.

(Download for free and print yourself) My weekly planner -A4

Or purchase a reusable A5 laminated, ring bound book.

Find more tip sheets which are downloadable for free on my website:

9 Things Your Child Will Need to Know Before Starting School

Tips for a
Successful Start to School