Today was a true test of how well Aidan was able to work through his stress and anxiety when he was asked to clean his room. I have used this poster as a reference many other times as well…pretty much anytime he is asked to do ANYTHING that is not a preferred task!
The poster comes in handy for homework, getting ready for school in the morning, as well as getting tasks accomplished before going to bed.
Aidan and I have had many conversations about executive functioning skills and how important they are now and will be for his future happiness.
Since he is extremely visual, I have found that using lists, posters and picture schedules (mainly when he was younger) serve as a constant reminder and point of reference for him when he inevitably gets distracted from his current task. We have this poster taped to the window in the kitchen!