General Strategies

  • If Visual Reminder Example graphic your child is refusing to do school work…Try these strategies:

    • Provide your children with an interesting schedule (predictability)
      • Wake time, bed times, meal times, and scheduled screen time should be kept as consistent as possible
      • Include scheduled breaks, times for fun/ reinforcing activities, particularly after children are asked to complete chores or practice school-related tasks
    • Make sure activities and expectations are specific/well-defined
      • For example, “after waking up, you will get dressed, come downstairs for breakfast, and then brush your teeth”
    • Create a visual reminder of the daily schedule for young kids who cannot read     
      • Break down large tasks into smaller tasks (e.g. checklists)
      • Use a timer to help young children complete activities in an expected amount of time and anticipate transitions from one activity
    • Manage child’s behavior with positivity
      • When you see your child doing something great, tell them! For example, “Ava, you are doing such a nice job putting your toys away!”