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Organisation skills for 11-18 year olds

Students who experience difficulty organising themselves throughout the day may benefit from using a variety of strategies. It is essential to discuss the options with both student and parents to ensure the strategies become automatic and useful for the student. They may initially need considerable adult support, but the level of support can be gradually reduced as the student’s independence increases.

Preparation for the school day

Using two week timetables:

Reading timetable and remembering items:

Packing school bag

Students with poor self-organisation skills often carry everything with them to ease their anxiety:

Organisation within the school day