Organisational skills allow a young person to arrange their thoughts, their time, and tasks in a structured way and help them avoid making mistakes.
Some people by nature are incredibly well organised but others will lack these skills for very valid reasons.
Being organised involves the part of the brain responsible for executive function and self-regulation, which are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions and juggle multiple tasks.
Young people with executive functioning issues may struggle in a variety of ways including falling behind at school and having physical development delays.
#Focus5 key workers use strategies that really make a difference to young people's’ organisation skills. These include; assigning things to their own place, writing ‘To Do’ lists, using visual aids, using online apps such as ‘Brain In Hand’, setting a routine and sticking to it.