Gather information about your students:
- Does your student have difficulty ending an activity? Does she need a lot of support to clean up?
- Does your student need a lot of support to start a new task? Do you give several verbal reminders, or even physically assist by opening the book, waiting right next to her until the student starts to work on the task?
- Is your student rigid and inflexible? This is the 'stubborn' student and wants everything her way. Because of this rigidity, she does not like to correct mistakes. She has trouble making friends.
- If your student doesn’t get her way, how does she react? Is she able to get over her disappointment within a reasonable timeframe or does she perseverate with temper tantrums and such?
- Does she dislike change? This interferes with learning new skills or engaging in new activities.
- Does she dislike surprises, often overreacting?This stops the student from taking risks and challenging herself.
- Is the student’s work very repetitive? Does she have trouble with spontaneous thought and action?
Reasons behind difficulty in transitioning: