Tips for Easing Back into the School Routine

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Tips for Easing Back into the School Routine

Tips for Easing Back into the School Routine | Los Angeles Special Education

Back-to-school is right around the corner, and special needs children of any age are going to need a bit of help easing back into their new routines. Most families get up at different times during the summer and have a more relaxed routine for meals, bedtime and play time. Start one to three weeks before the school year begins to create a new routine, discuss what the new school year is going to be like and ensure that children have everything they need to succeed in school.

Get on the Right Schedule

Now is the time to start going to bed earlier, getting up earlier and eating meals at precise times. This will help children feel well-rested once school starts and will ease them into feeling comfortable on a routine. Many children thrive on routines.

Plan Great Meals

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gives children energy for what is before of them. Children can be at their very best with a breakfast full of protein to keep their bellies full, complex carbohydrates to keep their energy up and some healthy fats for the yum factor.

Tell Children What to Expect

Most special needs children thrive in environments where they know what is expected of them. Parents should take some time to explain school routines and class schedules while also allowing children to meet their new teachers before the first day of school arrives.

Decide on School Supplies

Children love to have a hand in picking out school supplies. Some special needs children can be notoriously picky about the color and texture of certain supplies. Therefore, it is best to create a fun shopping excursion for the whole family.

Keep Everything Positive

It can be easy to feel down about all of the preparation that needs to be done. However, by staying upbeat, parents can put a good spin on a challenging school year for their children.

Special needs children may need more help in getting ready for the school year when compared to their peers. These children should be able to meet their teachers ahead of time, see their classrooms and get special tools that will help them push past their limitations. If you need help in working with your school district and your special needs student, contact a special education attorney from Newman, Aaronson, Vanaman today.