A mini-schedule is a schedule for part of a day which outlines a specific activity or set of activities. A motivator is an item, food or activity that the child finds rewarding enough to complete requested tasks in order to receive. A motivator should not be given throughout the day, but only when the requested behavior is displayed. The book or book activity is a book that is either already made or one that the child makes to be read before/after he completes the requested behaviors, and shows/tells each required step of the task and the rewards that will occur when the task is completed.
My child is 14 years old and really struggles to get out of bed and get himself ready. We have tried making checklists and use alarm clocks. He has to be constantly reminded and prompted to brush his teeth, eat breakfast, etc. The routine remains the same everyday but he never catches on. How can we help him become more independent and do these things in the mornings without being told?