Do you find yourself in "repeat mode" every morning?
"Have you brushed your teeth?"
"Put your shoes on."
"Pack your bag."
"Have you washed your face?"
School days are often worse than the weekends. Where does the time go? Even if your child is an early riser, in those moments before you need to be out of the door there is chaos. Does this sound like your house?
On the other hand, some children struggle with getting ready for bed. There is another drink of water to be had, teeth to be cleaned, a book, turning the night light on, going to the toilet... the list might get longer each night.
For some children, a visual time table or visual checklist can help with getting "ready" or organised in the morning or at night. Some children find visual cues helpful for completing tasks such as getting dressed and for others understanding the routine of the day can be better understood through photographs or pictures.
Visual cues help children to plan and organise. They provide predictability and routine, which can be difficult to teach a child with a disability.
Here are a few tips for introducing a visual checklist or timetable...
Have a closer look at these checklists at the Your Kids OT shop and see if they will help your child with planning and organisation.
Hi, I'm Cindy and I am an Occupational Therapist. I enjoy working creatively with children to see them reach their potential. Read more about me here.
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