1. Make sure you have a separate room for different activities. The bedroom should be set up mostly for a sleep with sound machines, calm colors, soft pillow and books to read to go to sleep for example.
2. Their might also be a room or corner of the house away from the toys and sleep area designed solely for homework. This cuts down on distractions. This area should be quiet preferably away from the main activity areas with television or cooking going on. There should be a comfortable chair and desk which promotes posture while working. Also, the area for homework should be well lit to make it easier to see numbers or read when doing homework. The computer might be there but most of the computer games like x-box or wii should probably be in another location.
3. The eating area should also be separate for the area that the children play, watch television or play on the computer. That way the child will focus on the skills of eating and socializing while eating.
4. The play area should not be part of another area. The play area should only containing toys and games the child enjoys. This will make it easier to reinforce the child. For example, after the child finishes studying you can ask him if he is ready to "play". The idea is that it will be easier to use the reinforcers of the toys since the child will only have access to them after they finish the homework or after dinner for example. A separate area for the toys will also reduce the arguments or discussion about whether it is time to play with the toys.
5. An area of the bedroom for dressing is also helpful so that the child can easily reach and find all his clothes to get dressed in the morning. Some closet are organized with specific clothing items in the same place or even labeled.Some parents put a shelf of each day of the school week with clothes for that day already in that shelf. Many parents label the drawers and closet so that the clothes do not become disorganized when others clean the room and so that the child can find a specific type of clothing item more easily. This will lead to improvements in compliance in the morning when getting dressed for school.
The above are some examples of how to organized your home to reduce behavior problems and promote the learning of new skills and behaviors in your home!