Here’s a visual support for kids who have trouble Getting Started on writing assignments:
Your student will have an easier time Getting Started if he can see:
…..exactly what he needs to do
…..exactly how much he needs to do
…..exactly what he can do when he is finished
Here’s an example: (Parent fills out this part)
USE THIS AT HOME: Print several copies of this blank “What Do I Do” chart. When it’s time to write, fill out one of the charts and tape it to the student’s desktop. Be concrete, and don’t write lots of words – just the essentials! Use a fresh chart for each writing assignment.
(Parent fills out this part)
|WHAT DO I DO?
|HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO DO?
|WHAT DO I DO WHEN I AM FINISHED?
Kathy Oehler, MS, CCC-SLP, offers strategies to help the reluctant writer in “Please Don’t Make Me Write!”