I am hoping some of you more experienced parents could help me out with
some questions I have about writing executive functioning goals into an
IEP. Now that B is in 1st grade, we are seeing that his
organizational skills are lacking. His school does BEE (Bring
Everything Everyday) folders for the 1st grade students that have
specific pouches for things that need to be completed and returned to
school, money, etc. Even with that system in place, he will often times
go several days with completed homework or lunch money in his back pack
before turning it in. Also, his teacher sends home a vocabulary word
each week that he is supposed to return on Monday. This week, his word
didn't make it home until Monday and his class had already had the
discussion on the word.
I am seeing that we need to address this in B's IEP sooner than
later as I know that challenges associated with executive function are
only going to become more taxing as he ages.
For those of you who have helped write goals like this, what do they
look like? What strategies have you found most helpful in school? At
home? How do you practice and build these skills in your home?
Thanks in advance for any help and advice you are willing to give.