Planning and Organizing

SSGC-Planning and Organizing BLOG (2400 × 1254 px)

It’ll get done…

As children, teens, and young adults get older, they are typically expected to get more independent. Ensuring that they can complete their chores, homework, and many other things on their own and in a timely, organized manner is crucial to their current and future success. Procrastinating as well as being unorganized can cause a lot of issues for those in elementary, middle, and high school. They may continue to push things off until the last minute, and when they finally need to get it done, they cannot find the assignment in their messy backpack or unorganized desk, causing anxiety, stress and behavioral issues as well as issues in school since their assignments are not being completed on time. Planning and organizing can also ensure that they make enough time for friends, activities, and even alone time, bettering their overall life as well. Yet, those with neurodivergent traits and executive dysfunction may find actively planning and organizing to be difficult.

Neurodivergent individuals may continue to just push off their responsibilities because even the thought of completing them is too much to handle, so they’d rather just not do it at all. Yet, planning and organizing can take away some of this stress. If they are actively planning and organizing their weeks and tasks, then they are prepared for the days to come, allowing them to actively complete what needs to get done without the worry of everything else. Organization can also help with their environment. If they constantly know where everything is, then they don’t waste time looking for it or worrying where it may be, preventing procrastination, anxiety, and depression as well. Planning and organizing skills allow for the individual to be confident in their ability to complete a task, know exactly when and where it needs to get done, and how, which in return allows them to schedule free time and other activities in between, hence why this skill is so important. Without it, children, teens, and young adults will be unable to develop the skillsets they need to reach their fullest potential, which no parent wants.

At the Support for Students Growth Center, we provide the social, behavioral, educational, emotional, and executive functioning skills children, teens, young adults, and their families need for a happy and successful life in and out of school settings. Our team of professionals offers individualized and family coaching/counseling and social skills groups to help teach skills such as how to be actively planning and staying organized to ensure parents do not have to worry that their kids will be unable to make and maintain a functioning independent life on their own. So, if your child is struggling with skills like the ones listed above and much more, the SSGC is equipped with the tools to help.

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Dr. Eric J. NachPh.D., M.Ed., A.S.D.C., is a Developmental and Behavioral Specialist who specializes in Autism, ADHD and related disorders. Dr. Nach is the founder of the Support for Students Growth Center and College Life Skills Program where he and his team of professional’s help develop the Emotional Maturity, Executive Functioning, Life Skill and Social Abilities of children, teens, young adults and college students and those high school students preparing for college.