Help with Organizational Issues
It’s easy to see how deficits in Executive Function Disorder—including problems with planning, initiating, prioritizing and sequencing actions, as well as with impulse control, emotional regulation and self-monitoring—can hamper a child’s academic, social and emotional behavior.
The key to helping a child with this disorder often comes down to finding appropriate support. Some suggestions that are worth exploring:
Have your child tested to determine if there are complicating factors;
Have a technology assessment done to ensure she is utilizing optimal assistive technology;
Share a behavior log with the professionals working with her;
Find a coach to teach her age-appropriate organizational strategies;
Lose no opportunity to praise her accomplishments.
Reprinted with the permission of Smart Kids with LD. © Smart Kids with LD, Inc., Westport, Connecticut. All rights reserved.
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