Getting started right: Effective transition for children with disabilities in early childhood


  • สุพัตรา วงศ์วิเศษ แอนดราดี



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Changes are common matters that everyone encounters as a part of life. Transition means changing from one stage to another. All of us experience transition because we move through these changes throughout life. Yet, not all of us can achieve a successful transition, especially children who have disabilities. During transition, these children have difficulty crossing the boundaries from their comfort zone to the new strange zone. Examples could include moving to a new school, meeting new people, adjusting to new routines, learning to follow new rules, learning new academic skills, and other issues that involve any form of change in their environment or routine. Hence, the stress can be overwhelming when they must face these changes. Transition planning has lacked attention; even though it is emphasized to support these children to become successful by adjusting to and managing the changes in their lives. This paper focuses on compiling various literature reviews and evidence-based practices related to transition preparation in early childhood education for children with disabilities. It is important to draw ourselves into the beginning stages of educational and developmental learning.

This paper is divided into seven main discussions for understanding: (1) What is transition?, (2) Why is transition important in early childhood?, (3) Children with disabilities and the five domains of development, (4) Challenge transition for children with disabilities, (5) Preparing children with disabilities and families for transition, (6) The benefits of transition planning, and (7) Summarized keys of transition. Transition planning is like building a strong bridge for children to cross towards their future lives. Therefore, an effective transition is a good start towards encouraging greater success
in children’s lives.


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วงศ์วิเศษ แอนดราดี ส. (2019). Getting started right: Effective transition for children with disabilities in early childhood. วารสารการจัดการทางการศึกษาปฐมวัย, 1(1), 44–62.