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Education is an important aspect of the environmental influences on autism, and effective education can have a significant effect on outcome for those on the autism spectrum. This Handbook explores the key concepts, debates and research areas in this dynamic field. Contributions from a wide range of countries and cultures are organised into six key sections: Part 1: Learning Needs and Educational Responses; Part 2: Early Intervention, Education in Core Domains and Family Support; Part 3: School-Based and Academic Education: Access and Support; Part 4: Collaborative Working in Education; Part 5: Education for Life and Barriers to Education; Part 6: Data Collection in Education and Measurement of Progress. The SAGE Handbook of Autism and Education is a definitive resource for researchers, postgraduate students, reflective practitioners ...
Chapter 14: Transitions in the Early Years
Transitions in the Early Years
Transition can be defined as the process or period of changing from one state or condition to another (Merriam-Webster, 2016). Transitions happen in every child's life in many different ways. In early childhood education, transition generally refers to a child changing from one activity to another activity (Hemmeter, Ostrosky, Artman, & Kinder, 2008) or from program to program as the child gets older (Stoner, Angell, House, & Bock, 2007).
Transitions are changes to something different, which often have an element of unpredictability. While some children may look forward to change, others do not. In fact, transitions may cause young children to engage in problem behaviors arising from wariness, stress, anxiety, and/or ...