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Self-Management . Amber, Colleen, & Mackenzie . E-ATRC Tool Kit. What is Self-Management?. Methods, skills and strategies so that individuals can effectively direct their own activities Types of objectives: -Goal setting -Decision making -Focusing -Time-Management -Scheduling .

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self management


Amber, Colleen, & Mackenzie

what is self management
What is Self-Management?
  • Methods, skills and strategies so that individuals can effectively direct their own activities
  • Types of objectives:

-Goal setting

-Decision making




why is teaching self management skills important
Why is teaching Self-Management Skills Important?
  • Student will learn to independently complete tasks
  • Student takes an active role in monitoring and reinforcing their own behavior
  • Replacing a problem behavior with an appropriate behavior
who are these tools for
Who are these tools for?
  • Students who lack specific self-management skills
  • Students with Autism
  • Students who lack structure
  • Students with minor behavioral issues
scheduling tools
Scheduling Tools:
  • Board Maker:

-Create picture communication symbol-based boards and activities

scheduling tools continued
Scheduling Tools Continued…
  • With the combination of Mark-My-Time and Board Maker you can create a great independent scheduling tool
  • Tool is discrete, re-usable, and easy to make
anxiety behavioral tools
Anxiety & Behavioral Tools:
  • Silent Classroom Fidgets:

-Ideal for classrooms and other places a quiet fidget is needed

-Keep restless fingers busy, bodies relaxed, and minds focused


From Left to Right: Spy Wonder Tube, Monkey Fidget Exerciser, Massager Grips, Fidgets Foot Band

where can i find these tools
Where can I find these tools?
benefits of high tech in the classroom
Benefits of High Tech in the classroom
  • Engaging students in a variety of activities
  • Improves focus in a SPED classroom
  • Creates opportunities for alternative assignment options
    • Completing tasks students didn't’t think possible
    • Even the playing field between student
    • Creates opportunities for alternative assignment options
    • Teaches students social skills
teaching a social skill through technology
Teaching a Social Skill (through technology)
  • Allows students interact with others
  • More social skills, the more enjoyable school can be
  • Forming friendships
  • Managing self actions, words, and awareness in different surroundings
ipad app options
iPad app options

Off We Go

  • Tell stories
  • Uses pictures
  • Creates a routine
  • Reduces anxiety


  • Time management
  • Visual countdowns
  • Voice prompts
  • Recommended for all disabilities
model me kids
Model Me Kids

Free iPad app

computer software
Computer Software

My School Day Enhanced

School Routines and Rules

  • Cognitive age of 6-12
  • Teaches a variety of social skills
  • Real scenarios to handle situations
  • Progress monitoring
  • Interactive video games
  • Children ages 4-8
  • Teaches rules, expectations for behaviors, and steps towards independence
  • Picture based
  • Create personal schedule and choice cards
why assistive technology is important
Why Assistive Technology is Important
  • About 53 million people have some type of disability
  • About 33 million Americans have a disability that makes it difficult for them to carry out daily activities
  • AT can help to enable individuals
resources for teachers
Resources for Teachers
  • The Assistive Technology Training Online Project –
  • Able Data -
  • Tech Matrix -