Let’s face it: Change is hard for all of us sometimes. But transitions from one thing to the next can be especially challenging for children with conditions like autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, ODD and others. Our Akron ABA therapy team has some tips for helping kids move successfully from one activity to another in various settings throughout the day.
Why are Transitions So Tough for Some Kids?
Transitions occur naturally – and often – at home, school and on the job. They are any kind of disruption to a person’s activity, setting or routine that requires that person to stop the activity in which they’re engaged, move to another location and start a new task. This is especially difficult if it’s time to move from a preferred task to a non-preferred task.