When your child is diagnosed with autism, learning autism transition strategies can make going back to school easier. ABA therapy for autism is designed to help your child make progress on treatment goals and maintain the skills they have learned over the years. With in-home therapy, your child can continue the work they do in school and keep up with learning vital skills.
ABA therapy addresses behavior in a specific, measured way in order to help your child succeed. Your child’s therapist will talk to you about goals you have for your child, which can include an easier transition back to school. Each goal will be identified with a specific plan in mind, and treatment will be focused on achieving the goals set. ABA therapy looks at the strengths of your child, and the areas in which they need to improve.
Understanding Your Child’s Treatment Plan
If transitioning back to school has been tough for your child in the past, it’s time to take a closer look at a treatment plan to ease the transition. Your child may focus on some school work during the day, even at home, to continue building on the progress they have made. You might even consider including a daily wake up routine that is similar to what occurs during the school week.
Summer and Your Child With Autism
For children with autism, the unexpected is never easy. A day without a schedule can be very stressful, and your child may not be able to transition well back to classes and routine. When you have in-home therapy set up for the summer, you will have your child on more of a schedule.
Finding the Cause of Emotional Outbursts
When you work with an ABA therapist in your home for your child, you will learn more about emotional outbursts and what triggers tantrums. When a therapist looks closely at your child’s behavior, they will begin to teach your child basic coping skills in order to reduce the frequency of these outbursts. ABA therapy is a step by step approach to changing behavior, and can greatly reduce the amount of frustration your child feels.
If your child struggles with transitions back to school after a long summer of vacation, you can help your child by:
- having a set schedule every day to minimize unstructured time.
- working with an ABA therapist throughout the summer to stay on track.
- addressing behavioral needs with the help of a qualified therapist.
- focusing on school work during the summer months at set intervals
If your child struggles with going back to school in the fall, help is available to make going back to school easier on all of you. At Infinite Therapy Solutions, we have a clinic in Bayonne, NJ and West Orange, NJ – we provide in-home therapy for your child with autism to help ease the transition back to school. Contact us today to learn more about our in-home or clinic therapy services to help your child be ready for school in the fall.