My New School
A Workbook to Help Students Transition to a New School
Independent Publisher Book Award Winner!
For many students with autism spectrum disorder, even relatively minor changes to their daily routines and schedules are overwhelming; imagine how traumatic moving to a new school would be! Written by somebody who truly knows children on the spectrum, My New School: A Workbook to Help Students Transition to a New School, is an interactive book addressed directly to the student that makes the move to a new school smoother! It takes a practical and honest approach to this anxiety-provoking subject by acknowledging the difficulties transferring to a new school can bring and engaging the students in a series of proactive activities designed to lessen fears by resulting in tangible steps to take, to-do lists, checklists, etc. Whether the transfer is due to a typical transition between school levels, a family move, divorce or whatever, this book is sure to make the transition smoother. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Melissa L. Trautman, MsEd, is a special education teacher with several years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders. In addition, to co-authoring The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults, she is the author of My New School: A Workbook to Help Students Transition to a New School and co-author of the 2011 One-a-Day Hidden Curriculum Calendar for Children.