Making goals and taking steps to achieve them can be an area of challenge for people on the autism spectrum. It helps to have a way to clarify the goals, identify potential roadblocks, and track progress. These printable goal sheets can help.
Free Goal Sheets
Setting and tracking goals is important, and these free worksheets will make the process easier. The files are easy to download and use. Simply click on the image of the worksheet you want and then save the PDF file to your computer. You can then print the file for your use.
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Overcome Executive Function Challenges
When you set a goal, it's natural for many people to break it down into a series of smaller tasks. However, this can sometimes be difficult for people with autism. Doing this is part of executive functioning, your brain's ability to prioritize, organize, multi-task, problem solve, and generally "see the big picture." According to Autism Speaks, this is a very common area of challenge for individuals on the spectrum.
Fortunately, using goal sheets can help. These two worksheets are designed to help an individual with autism clarify his or her goal and the steps it will take to achieve it. One is for kids with limited writing skills, and the other is for older children who can put their plans into words.
Tracking progress toward a goal is also important. This provides tangible evidence that an individual's hard work is paying off, and it also offers a way to communicate with parents and caregivers. These printable goal sheets help track daily or weekly progress.
Goal Sheets Help Make a Difference
Using a goal sheets can help encourage children and adults with autism to meet the goals they set for themselves. These autism printables can help you make a difference in the lives of those on the spectrum.