Supporting your child during transitions is essential

Factors such as the length and difficulty of a particular task or activity, the specific needs and strengths of your child, and their interest level may each contribute to trouble with transitions. Similarly, if a setting is too crowded or noisy, your child may resist transition to that particular location due to their sensory perceptions.

The previously mentioned transition strategies are just a few approaches to sequencing certain activities with an attempt to build consistency and to reinforce positive behavior. Keep in mind that it takes time and practice before you can see improvement and different transition strategies may be appropriate in different settings. By continuously enforcing the use of these strategies, your child will be able to move more easily from one task, activity, or setting to another, increase their independence, and more effectively participate in activities at home, at school, and in the workplace.