Title

Interventions Addressing Transition Difficulties For Individuals With Autism

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2007

Department

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Abstract

Transitioning between activities can pose difficulties when working with students with autism. Individuals with autism may resist transitions by exhibiting a host of problem behaviors such as aggression and tantrums. Although scant, there is available research that provides sound recommendations for assessing and intervening for problem behaviors occurring during transition times. The present article presents a summary of the current transition literature, with a special emphasis on interventions for students with autism. Recommendations for the functional assessment and treatment evaluation of transitional difficulties are presented as well. (c) 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Publication Title

Psychology In the Schools

Volume

44

Issue

7

First Page

681

Last Page

690