Thursday, March 14, 2013

Become a future sketcher!

Let's say your child came home from school with this homework assignment:

"Using a two column note, write the definition of each vocabulary word and draw a picture to illustrate the definition of your vocabulary word."

Children with executive function deficits may look at this assignment and not know where to start. Become a future sketcher to see what the completed assignment will look like!

What's a future sketcher? A person who sketches the future!

If you sketch out the above assignment, it might look something like this:

By providing a visual of what the completed assignment will look like, it's much easier to get started and to finish the assignment!

*This is another fantastic tip I picked up at a presentation by Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP, co-founder with Kristen Jacobsen, MS, CCC-SLP, of Cognitive Connections.
For more information, check out their website Cognitive Connections or follow them on Twitter! 
Follow Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP on Twitter: @swardtherapy
Follow Kristen Jacobsen, MS, CCC-SLP on Twitter @KJSLP

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