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Executive FUNction: Task Initiation


One executive function skill that we are building is Task Initiation. Let’s break it down!

Task = a job, work, chore
Initiation = to begin, start

Some children have a difficult time getting started once directions have been given.  There are many strategies that they can try to give themselves the boost they need to get started.

  • Make a checklist
  • Take deep, slow breaths
  • Think about the most important job
  • Visualize the task completed
  • Begin with the easier tasks first
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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
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McGraw, NY 13101
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