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This guide has been designed to assist parents and clinicians who are supporting kids with the transition to formal schooling.


The transition to school can be daunting, not only for children, but for their families. There are so many things to think about when choosing a school. I have condensed this information for you into an easy-to-navigate guide. In this guide, you will find information on:


  • Choosing the right school for your child and what questions to ask to ensure you are able to make an informed decision
  • What documents you may need to provide the school with
  • Transition days
  • Applying for funding
  • Creating and implementing routines for your family
  • Masking and post-school meltdowns
  • Inclusive strategies and how to support schools in ensuring they utilise these strategies
  • The role clinicians play in the transition to school
  • And MORE


This guide ends with a parent checklist, as well as a checklist for allied health therapists.


Parents - you can use this checklist to ensure that you feel prepared in both choosing your child's school, advocating for your child at the chosen school, and setting them up for the smoothest transition possible


Therapists - you can use this checklist to ensure that you can support your clients and their families for a smooth transition, and that you have completed any paperwork/updated any reports necessary to assist them with this transition.

The Starting School Guide & Checklist

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