EF Strategy — Planning/Prioritization

by Laurie Moore Skillings, SCAC


Planning/prioritization is the ability to create a road map to reach a goal or to complete a task.  It also involves being able to make decisions about what’s important to focus on and what’s not important.

You can help strengthen the executive functions skill of planning/prioritization by using the following strategy, ROAD MAP:

Review task to be done

Order the steps that need to be done

Ask if the steps make sense

Determine sub-steps if needed

Make checklists

Apply tools

Provide accommodations