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How do I help my child transition to a new provider or teacher?

How do I help my child transition to a new provider or teacher?

Published: Mar. 2, 2022Updated: Aug. 21, 2023

When a favorite therapist, teacher, school aide, or caregiver is no longer available or moves on, it’s common for kids to feel confusion and anxiety due to the change and the loss of a trusted part of their daily or weekly routine. It may feel challenging to find meaningful ways to support our kids in coping with this loss, but here are some tips:

  • Use stories, especially personalized Social Stories
  • Overlap sessions between two providers or hold a “graduation” session
  • Establish rituals like scrapbooking photos or drawings to cope with the loss

For more about this topic, along with concrete ideas and resources, check out our article Helping Our Kids Cope with a Change in Providers.

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