Year 6 -7 Transition Sessions

Moving to year 7 can be exciting and challenging. These worries may be even more significant and the impact on children can be immense.

Given the stress of starting high school and the difficulties within the current climate, it has inspired us to finally start running high school transition programs to equip all students with a successful and smooth high school transition. Moving to year 7 is a child’s first big step toward independence. It is exciting and a major milestone in their lives. On Track Therapy are excited to present a holiday program designed to assist your child with understanding the expectations, learning strategies to assist with organisation, planning and flexibility as they experience the excitement and challenges of high school.

Our Year 7 Transition program will assist with the following:

Transition Tips

Understanding how secondary school works
How to deal with multiple teachers and expectations
Managing anxiety and change
Navigating homework and assignments
Social skills
Interacting with new people
Asking for help
How to say you don’t understand

Study skills and Techniques

Planning, scheduling
Study timetable
Time management
Planning essays
Mind maps, graphic organisers, cue cards
Literacy skills
Finding key information
Note taking, identifying key information
TEEL essay structure

Executive Functioning

Executive Functioning It is helpful to understanding what executive functioning means. It is like the CEO of our brain and assists in a variety of ways.

The three main areas of executive function are:

Working memory
Cognitive flexibility (also called flexible thinking)
Inhibitory control (which includes self-control )

Executive function is responsible for a number of skills, including:

Paying attention
Organising, planning and prioritising
Starting tasks and staying focused on them to completion
Understanding different points of view
Regulating emotions
Self-monitoring (keeping track of what you’re doing)

Having deficits in Executive functioning ability can influence students in a number of ways. It can affect some or all of the following:

We aim to assist students with these challenges through our transition program. Our highly experienced transdisciplinary team can help with understanding and providing effective tools and strategies to assist students in year 7 and beyond.

Inability to ask for help
Difficulty following directions
Insistence on doing things in a particular way
Prioritising work & being organised with their school work
Remembering simple instructions
Developing attention skills to the task at hand and overcoming distractibility
Completing tasks within a set time
Commencing and completing homework