Organising ourselves is a skill many take for granted but for some children this can be challenging, causing frustration, and confusion and can have an impact on their self-esteem.
A child who struggles and does not get the support and understanding to practice and put in place strategies can lead to difficulties at school, with their friends and in day to day life.
Tasks such as organising your school bag so you have everything ready for all your classes the next day, or remembering when to hand in your homework can be tricky. By recognising these difficulties, and putting in place strategies and structures, your child can be supported to keep on task and become more independent.
Recognising Organisational Difficulties
What Can Help Improve Organisation?
Children's Occupational Therapists work with children from birth to 18 (or 19 if attending Complex Need schools). If your child or young person is under the Occupational Therapy teams, you can speak to them about any questions you may have.
If you think your child requires specialist support, please speak to their GP.
If you have any questions about your child or young person's general health or development, you can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
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