Executive Functioning Skills 101: How to Teach Your Child to Clean Their Room!


How to Teach Your Child to Clean Their Room! (And Still Respect Personhood)

Executive Functioning 101: How to Teach Your Child to Clean Their Room! - Special Needs Homeschooling

Can’t get your child to clean their room? They might need a little help with executive functioning skills! 

“Executive functioning skills” includes day-to-day skills such as working memory, flexible thinking, and self-monitoring. These skills help us organize, plan, and prioritize tasks and help keep us focused on those tasks. 

And ALL of that is needed when approaching a big project like cleaning a room!

In this video, Amy helps her daughter clean her room – and she shows you how to organize the task with your own child – while maintaining respect for personhood.

Here are some important considerations:

  • Respecting the child’s preferences
  • Respecting the child’s space
  • Respecting the child’s personality
  • Organizing within those boundaries

Watch the video now!


If you have any questions for Amy, you can leave them in the comments below or head over to The Plenary Facebook Group and post your questions there


Amy has more than 15 years of experience as a School Psychologist and Special Needs Consultant. She’s also an autistic adult and a homeschooling mom of two children with various special needs. 

Here are some of her credentials:

  • Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) with an emphasis in Neuropsychology
  • Masters Degree in Educational Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology

She offers Special Needs Consultations as well as a Special Needs Developmental Guide.

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The Special Needs Developmental Guide walks you through 6 categories of childhood development:

  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Communication Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Cognitive Development


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