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Organisation skills for 5-11 year olds

Children with difficulties organising themselves generally have difficulties with sequencing actions and the order of tasks. They may find it challenging to plan their time, knowing what follows what, how long things will take and what is needed for a task e.g. the child who brings the wrong folder to class, who always misplaces items and who has difficulty starting or completing an activity.

The following are ideas and strategies to assist in developing compensatory techniques for the child. By no means will this contain all the answers, but at least it may give you a place to start.

Individual workspace

The environment – home and school

Giving instructions