Category: Before the Child’s first day in the classroom
Suggestion #12: Show the child their morning routine.
During the meeting in Suggestion #9, walk the child through the morning routine that you have created for them in Suggestion #5. Exp: Coming into school, setting your back pack there below your desk, getting out your pencil, sharpening your pencil, sitting in your seat. Ask the parents what they think of the routine. Ask the child if they have any questions. Remember, the morning routine should be relaxing for the child after transitioning off of the bus. Because autistic children have difficulty communicating with others, they often find comfort in knowing exactly what they need to do and this routine will calm them. However, if the routine includes any less preferred activities, simply knowing what they need to do will not help. Based on the feedback from the parents and child, alter the morning routine if necessary.