One Goal at a Time
By Amy Sanner
Parents often ask what can be done to ensure their child succeeds with daily living activities. Everyone wants to feel successful and it can be frustrating to feel like you’re spinning your wheels when it comes to making progress at daily tasks such as getting dressed, brushing teeth, using a spoon, etc.
In a recent article in Autism Parenting Magazine Michael Goodroe wrote about progress he made, as a child diagnosed with autism. Currently, Michael works full-time, with a degree in History and an MBA. He is also a public speaker. However, his beginnings were much more humble. At a young age he was diagnosed with autism, low IQ, and other motor and learning challenges. His key advice to parents is to focus on one goal at a time. By providing several examples, he emphasized that as he worked on one goal at a time, progress was made. He stated that even in adulthood, this is a daily practice for him.
If you’d like to learn more about his perspective, Michael has also written a book entitled, “What Autism Gave Me”.