EF Strategy — Task Initiation

by Laurie Moore Skillings, SCAC

Task initiation is the ability to begin a task without undue procrastination, in a timely fashion.

Task Initiation is required for everything we do.

You can help strengthen the executive functions skill of task initiation by using the following strategy, BEGIN:

Break down task into smaller steps

Establish a schedule

Gadgets to trigger start time

Incentive of preferred activity when done with task

Natural consequence of first things first (e.g., homework then video games, project for work before TV)

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