Learning to manage time effectively and efficiently helps children organize and plan their daily schedules and routines. Many children affected by autism have difficulties managing their time effectively and staying organized. Routines and schedules are very important to help stay on track and ease anxiety. Time management skills allow children to plan, prioritize, and exercise control over the amount of time spent on activities. Preparing for the day’s events and knowing what to expect helps children smoothly transition from one task to another. Tools like clocks, charts, calendars, and timers assist with the efficiency and productivity.
I never bought into gimmicky tricks with my kids, but this Time Tracker is the real deal. It works. Period. My two kids have difficulty staying on task, especially if that task is getting ready for school. And my son has sensory processing issues, which tend to prolong the daunting task even more.
Christine J., Mother of 5 year old Bode who has sensory processing disorder, Chicago, IL