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Making the move : a guide for schools and parents on the transfer of pupils with autism

By: Al-Ghani, K I.
Contributor(s): Kenward, Lynda | Al-Ghani, Haitham.
Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publisher 2009Description: 91 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9781843109341.Subject(s): CHILDREN | AUTISM | TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY SCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL | EDUCATION
Contents:
Planning the move|Term by term planning|Summer break|My move to secondary school|Resources|Social stories|A word about siblings
Summary: "This book provides guidance for schools and parents on how to make the transfer from primary to secondary school as easy as possible for children with ASDs... Advocates the need for scrupulous preparation of transfer arrangements... Provides a wealth of effective strategies and resources that will encourage and inspire greater confidence for pupils with ASDs, their parents and schools." - BOOK JACKETReview: "This book provides guidance for schools and parents on how to make the transfer from primary to secondary school as easy as possible for children with ASDs... Advocates the need for scrupulous preparation of transfer arrangements... Provides a wealth of effective strategies and resources that will encourage and inspire greater confidence for pupils with ASDs, their parents and schools." - BOOK JACKET Any transition has its own problems and opportunities, and the move from primary to secondary school is no exception to this. In ‘Making the move’ you will find useful advice and tools to help ease this transition towards a successful conclusion. The authors look at the build up towards the transition as well as the actual transition itself. They suggest helpful actions and procedures and offer advice on ways to develop and monitor the preparation that both the parents and children need to undertake. They use forms, symbols, diaries and guidelines. The last word is a take on the three Rs in this case the four Rs! Routine, Ritual, Repetition and Resources; Routine is for parents to establish; teachers are advised to use daily rituals; children need repetition to help them become confident and visual resources are a useful tool. The authors call the 4 Rs crucial elements for a happy and successful move. Kay Al-Ghani also wrote the Red Beast, a popular book about anger management which has also been accorded 5 stars by library borrowers.
List(s) this item appears in: Coping with change. Oct 2017 CM | Primary Transition (Cat) February 17 | Secondary Transition (Cat) April 17
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Planning the move|Term by term planning|Summer break|My move to secondary school|Resources|Social stories|A word about siblings

"This book provides guidance for schools and parents on how to make the transfer from primary to secondary school as easy as possible for children with ASDs... Advocates the need for scrupulous preparation of transfer arrangements... Provides a wealth of effective strategies and resources that will encourage and inspire greater confidence for pupils with ASDs, their parents and schools." - BOOK JACKET

"This book provides guidance for schools and parents on how to make the transfer from primary to secondary school as easy as possible for children with ASDs... Advocates the need for scrupulous preparation of transfer arrangements... Provides a wealth of effective strategies and resources that will encourage and inspire greater confidence for pupils with ASDs, their parents and schools." - BOOK JACKET Any transition has its own problems and opportunities, and the move from primary to secondary school is no exception to this. In ‘Making the move’ you will find useful advice and tools to help ease this transition towards a successful conclusion.
The authors look at the build up towards the transition as well as the actual transition itself. They suggest helpful actions and procedures and offer advice on ways to develop and monitor the preparation that both the parents and children need to undertake.
They use forms, symbols, diaries and guidelines. The last word is a take on the three Rs in this case the four Rs! Routine, Ritual, Repetition and Resources; Routine is for parents to establish; teachers are advised to use daily rituals; children need repetition to help them become confident and visual resources are a useful tool. The authors call the 4 Rs crucial elements for a happy and successful move.
Kay Al-Ghani also wrote the Red Beast, a popular book about anger management which has also been accorded 5 stars by library borrowers.

Patron comment on 13/10/2014

Of course in NZ we go to intermediate before secondary school - not such a big leap but useful to make sure you've included everything in the changeover and depending on how much language the child has....!

Patron comment on

Some good ideas that can be adopted. Good things to consider.

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