Teaching students with learning difficulties requires both effective teaching of content and behavior management.
Behavior management is hard in the classroom with special needs students. And managing their behavior may feel like the most significant challenge in the class especially during transitions.
Transition in the classroom refers to switching from one activity to another. Children with autism and other special needs encounters more prominent trouble when transitioning from one activity to another. A simple request to put a toy away for story time or lunch time can suddenly turn into a power struggle complete with tantrums, crying, and even a time-out.
It’s going to take a lot of patience and practice to help the student easily transition between activities. Just stay firm and focused, keep them updated visually, and remember to make the student feel good about transitioning throughout the process.