Our first Collaborative Schedule didn’t just happen. We had to lay a foundation of skills to get all the pieces to fit together. While older children and children with typical development may find these skills second nature, younger children and children with developmental delays may need scaffolding to put these skills into play. They include:
And just in case you thought the “learn” portion was only for the kids, I’ve got something for the grown-ups too – it’s called “working toward yes.” This is a huge foundation of the Collaborative Schedule idea and it requires a leap of faith our part if the whole thing is to work. But trust me. It’s worth it.
One Final Note
As parents, we know that what works for one child may not work for another. I’ve shared the ways we mastered the foundation skills because they might help another family; however, this is not the only way. If you have ideas that could help other parents, we welcome you to share them through the Contact form.