Use Your Words 
Practicing Prompts


To help transition into new routines, practice what to say during pretend play or with prompted scripts.

Tip: Talk about what to do when you first arrive at school, give tips on how to engage with people during recess, lunch, or snack.

Why is this important?

Opportunities to practice in anticipation of new routines, helps adapt to change.

Looking for more information?

Check out our printable Conversation Prompts!

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