“Back to school” is a phrase with multiple meanings. Just returned from my 40th high school class reunion. What a great time! Today I will go “back to school” to finish end of the year stuff and prepare for ESY therapy.
Seems to me that summer would be a great time for teaching your child about goal setting. Check this out- http://simplekids.net/goal-setting-charts-for-young-kids-2/
Here is an example of a goal setting visual from simple kids.net
Another tool for teaching your children about goal setting is a vision board. Visit http://www.special-ism.com/2012-vision-boards-creative-goal-setting-with-kids/
A vision board is a whole-brain, multi sensory, family activity. It is a collage of pictures, words, and goals on anything you would like to achieve. Making a vision board together helps with organizing, fine motor skills and social communication.
On this board, a student writes “I want to learn to paint”. These are a great way to discuss that there are “steps” to achieving something. Vision boards also help to teach a “process”.
In this video, the idea of a vision book rather than vision board for students with ADHD is discussed. Having a visual record of achievement in the book is a huge plus.