Special Resource Material Developed by the Center

Title: Transitions: Turning Risks into Opportunities for Student Support

Description: This Introductory Packet provides readings and related activities on support for transitions to address barriers to student learning covering both research and best practices. It explores why transitions are dangerous opportunities that can disrupt or promote development. Key transitions and related intervention strategies are presented for starting school; daily transitions including before and after school as well as recess and lunch; year transitions such as beginning a new school year; moving to a new school/new country; transitions for special needs students; and transitions from high school. The importance of support staff, families and students planning for transitions is accompanied by suggestions and models. Resources include references, organizations, website, and Center materials related to transitions. We have also included an endnote on sustaining innovations. To access this tutorial click here. Keywords: transitions, early childhood programs, before school programs, after-school programs, after school programs, grade articulation, grade articulation programs, welcoming, social support

Access at:   View Online at: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/transitions/transitions.pdf  900kb, 89pp