Tip of the Week

February 8, 2016

Provide explicit direction for multi-step tasks

Many students who struggle with executive function require explicit direction to complete a multi-step task efficiently and effectively. For example, rather than saying “Don’t forget to organize your binder tonight” which is broad and unfocused, try making a list with your child with step-by-step directions:

Organizing My Binder

  1. 3-hole punch all loose papers.
  2. Organize papers by subject and/or topic.
  3. Recycle old papers not needed anymore.
  4. Refile remaining papers in the appropriate folder.
  5. Place tomorrow’s homework in the front pouch to make it accessible.