Back to School Tips
September 1, 2016
The beginning of a school year can be challenging for any child but adjusting to the new routine can be especially testing for those with autism or other neurological differences.
- Talk to your child ahead of time about the new school year and what changes they should expect
- Practice your new morning routine before the first day of school
- Tour/visit the school if your child is starting at a new school
- Share with the teachers – let them know what hobbies your child has, what upsets them, how they learn best etc.
- Help your child organize by creating a written schedule, calendar or daily planner – find what works for them
- Refresh your child of positive memories of the previous year to help them look forward to the new year
- Review basis classroom rules and if your child rides the bus go over those rules too
- Encourage your child to speak up when they need help and let them know who they can turn to
- If you have a picky eater, plan lunches and snacks together
These are just a few tips to help make the news school year a little easier. For further reading check out the following links: