Many parents will tell me that their disorganized child doesn't give a ......hoot...about getting organized. I'm not so sure about that. Who wants to lose their homework, forget where they placed their keys, and get in trouble for being disorganized? I tell moms that their children aren't lazy but are beaten down by the consequences of being disorganized. Maybe the reason why these kids are still disorganized is because no one has ever identified the child as having a certain organizing style. Every organizing style ( visual, spatial/comfy, and chronological/sequential) requires specifc strategies that apply to that style. For example, a spatial/comfy organizer would not like a study area where they could NOT reach for the items they need.
Parents need to accept that their organizing strategies may not work for their child. Sitting down and having a calm discussion with your child, will give you the clues you need to decipher their organizing style. Use organizing strategies that are specific to your child's style. Remember to work as a team and reassure your child that he's not alone in this task.