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Q&A: Looking for Free Worksheets for Memory, Decision Making and Planning

Free Worksheets for Memory, Decision Making and Planning


I received this question from a reader and thought it would be beneficial to post a Q&A for everyone to read.

Question:  I am looking for free worksheets or handouts for memory, problem solving, decision making, and planning. Do you have any of these?

Answer:  Sure, we have some free worksheets about these topics.  Here you go:

WORKING MEMORY EXERCISE FREEBIE – Download Working Memory Exercise Level 1 Farm Animals with Dotted Line Format

Working memory 1

VISUAL MEMORY CHALLENGE – Test your visual memory with this Zoo Memory Challenge.  Download a sample page from the easier version and activity ideas.

Memory Challenge Freebie

SELF IMPROVEMENT WORKSHEET –   Children and adults can use this form to document the steps needed to reach a goal. You can print it with blank boxes or with handwriting dotted lines.  Download the FREE Self Improvement worksheet.

self improvement

SELF ASSESSMENT OF SKILLS – Here is a handy form to ask your students what skills they may need help with or what skills they feel they have mastered.  The form is in PDF format. You can either print it and hand write in skills or type the skills right into the boxes.  The sample in the photo shows skills such as keeping your desk organized, neatly writing notes, opening your locker, etc. The student then indicates whether this skill is easy or they could use some help to improve the skill.  Perhaps write the student’s IEP goals as the skills and see how the student perceives his/her own skill level.  It will help to give you an idea of where the student feels that he/she needs to improve and may be more motivated to achieve a skill.  Download the FREE self assessment of skills form.

Self Assessment

TIPS ON USING CHAINING TO REACH A BIG GOAL – At times, all children need some help to achieve big goals.  Whether it be a lofty IEP goal that you inherited, a large project the student needs to complete or a complex motor skill often times it is easier to break it up into smaller, more manageable chunks.  Teachers call it scaffolding and therapists sometimes call it chaining (or backwards chaining if you work backwards).  Whatever you want to name it, sometimes a project needs to be accomplished in smaller pieces.  Read several tips to make planning and reaching a goal easier.

Using Scaffolding or Chaining to Reach a Goal

Hope this list is helpful to add to your collection of free resource for memory, decision making and planning!