Name: Organizational Skills Training
Organizational skills refer to an individual’s ability to stay focused on different tasks, and use time, energy, strength, mental capacity effectively and efficiently in order to achieve the desired outcome.
Introduce checklists- Creating and referring to lists will develop individual’s ability to strategize tasks and organize time.
Assign chores that involve sorting or categorizing -Grocery shopping, sorting photos, categorizing picture
Planners- Increases organizational planning through the day
Develop an interest in collecting - If the individual has an interest, encourage them to create and organize the collection as rocks, stamps, coins, dinosaurs
Visual tools serve as reminders and an as an easy way to maintain organization.
Take notes- during class, doctor appointments
Create “to do” and “done” spaces on a desk. Have two specific areas on a desk for things that need to be done and a pile for things you have completed.
Use technology to help stay organized.
Post a family calendar
Prepare in advance an important aspect of being organized is knowing how to think and plan ahead.
Designate a homework/study area
Break down large tasks into smaller parts
Prepare in advance
Praise when good organizational skills are exhibited
Model good organization skills
Sticky notes allow you to leave quick reminders
Put up a large whiteboard that includes a space for a calendar.
Color-code entries on a calendar