Transitioning Back to School


With summer in full swing, that ominous time of year is rapidly approaching…back to school season! In preparation for the often-challenging transition from summer back to school, we have provided some tips and strategies to help ease the stress during this big change.

Before the New School Year

Although the new school year has not yet begun, there are a variety of strategies that can help maximize the likelihood of a successful transition into the upcoming school year.

During the School Year

Transitioning back to school can be difficult, but once the school year begins, there are a multitude of other things to focus on to help in the growth and success of your child. There are a variety of ways in which you and your child’s school can work together to target skills deficits across a variety of domains, including receptive and expressive communication, social skills, self-help (gross and fine motor challenges included), attention, and sensory processing.

Before School and After School Routines

Ensuring Continued Success Throughout the School Year

Using these strategies in combination leading up to and throughout the school year can help ensure a successful transition to this new time of year while helping to foster new skills and expected behaviors. This can help to ease the stress of this hectic time of year for both you and your child, setting the stage for a fun and rewarding school year!

Dr. Kellie Band, DBH, BCBA, LBA

published on Thursday, July 19th, 2018