The unknown, sudden change or difference in routine, can be very unsettling for autistic children.
With our understanding of autism, we know that the experience of communication, social interaction and sensory processing difficulties, already lead to a very unpredictable world.
If more change is happening around the child, this can be confusing and distressing.
Many autistic children may find it difficult understanding what the new changes around them are and why it is happening. This can then, of course, lead to anxiety and distress.
Preparation is extremely important.
In this course we will explore autistic thinking and why transitions can be particularly challenging for some.
We will look at different ways we can support children to prepare for change, whether it is a transition to another room, or a big transition such as changing schools.
- Autism and thinking
- How routine, familiarity and structure can really help
- Supports for daily transitions to aid independence
- Environmental supports to help transitions
- How to help children begin to accept changes
- Preparing for big transitions
- Parent and school partnership
After the course you will have a range of evidence-based strategies and tools to support children to understand transitions, help them cope and be fully prepared.
This is so important to help children feel more calm and less anxious.