An individual living with FASD may struggle to complete simple tasks because they struggle with one of the most basic expectations, memory. Understanding a task and being able to complete it over and over again takes a healthy working memory. Providing individuals with a step-by-step list of what tasks they need to complete at home, work or school will assist their memory. Another benefit of these lists, is that they assist the individuals with prioritizing the importance of tasks.
Laminating the list will make it more durable and allow the individual to check off the tasks they have completed that day, erase it after all their tasks are completed and use it again the next day. Layouts can be as complex or simple as needed for the individual. The example below is for job expectations at an individual’s workplace.