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Time Management (3C)

Difficulty managing time involves the inability to effectively perceive the passage of time effectively, use time, and stay on task to conclusion.
Individuals who struggle with time management due to a disability often underestimate the time required to complete assignments not because of procrastination but due to a lack of time sense or a lack of the awareness of time passing. Time management difficulties impact an individual's ability to successfully complete exams or assignments that require multiple sessions of work. Difficulty with time management due to a disability affects both the management of the hours in a day as well as the monitoring and management of time commitments throughout a semester. Students with time management difficulties often spend inordinate amounts of time trying to get started on a task or organizing materials necessary to the task.

Formal Diagnostics

  • Diagnostic information that makes reference to time management difficulties would be sufficient.

Intake Questions

  • Do you underestimate the time it takes to complete tasks or assignments?
  • Are you often late to classes or appointments?
  • Do you forget due dates or put things off until the last minute?
  • Are you unable to tell how much time has passed without a clock?
  • What accommodations or strategies have been effective in the past?

Resources

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