Moving from one activity to another, from one space to another, or from one season to the next, can be difficult for individuals living with FASD. Transitions require memory, time management skills, the ability to refocus attention and process any environmental changes that may occur.
Transition books prepare and support youth through transitions by providing a visual reminder of what is changing and what to expect. In other words, transition books act as a visual reminder of what their new routine will look like. For example, children living with FASD often struggle when transitioning from one grade to the next because although the idea of school remains the same, their experience of school changes from year to year. As children grow older and mature, the book can evolve with them and their needs. It may become smaller and include new spaces or people.
When designing a transition book consider:
Transition books can be made to help individuals transition: