The first day of school is always an exciting and nerve-wracking time, especially for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Since children on the spectrum have a harder time adjusting to change, the new environment might cause them to feel disoriented and confused.
Help your child ease his way into changes with the following tips that we at Innovative ABA Solutions — a licensed provider of professional ABA Therapy in Tampa, Florida — recommend.
- Talk to your child’s school.
If possible, setup a meeting with your child’s school or teacher ahead of time to communicate your child’s needs with the staff. Provide them with a little information about your kid, their preferences, strengths, and challenges, but be careful not to overload the staff.
- Double-check that agreed upon accommodations are in place.
After sitting down with your child’s school and its staff, double-check that all agreed upon services and accommodations are in place before the start of the school year. This will allow for a smoother transition for your child.
- Work with your child’s therapist.
If your little one is getting ADHD Therapy in Florida, it’s best to get some help from their therapist on best practices and tips on how to make your child’s time at school more bearable and comfortable.