Being organized is a skill we most often develop as a child. Organization feeds our productivity at home. school, and work. For children, youth and adults living with FASD, organization can become a huge barrier to achieving goals and remaining productive in a variety of different settings. By providing the right tools, organization can be facilitated as a strength rather than a hindrance at home, work and school.
One of the easiest examples to use is school. Remaining organized becomes more of a strain as children progresses from one grade to the next. Tools to keep them organized are readily provided through a variation of school supplies and school professionals. In the picture provided, a student has been given different coloured binders for each subject. This allows the student little opportunity to mix up notes or bring the wrong binder to class. To achieve the desired reults, school professionals and parents will need to understand the individual's organizational issues and work together to accommodate the individual's environment.
It is important to consider organizational skills as a valuable academic goal. The development of organizational skills should be included in personal program plans as it will prepare students for their fututre academic careers.
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