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Independent Work Tasks: Discrimination Match Early Childhood & Special Education

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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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70 pages
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No teacher can ever have too many work tasks. This series of independent work tasks or work boxes is designed to provide simple tasks students can master quickly and easily. These tasks are great for preschool or kindergarten center work, independent work systems or structured work systems with autism or in special education, and for any time that students need to be engaged on their own. I often use them during instruction to have students practice skills for generalization and maintenance while I work with another student in a small group.

This set of tasks includes the following items:

8 File Folders (or 16 if divided) where students match by details
10 matching train mats (or 5 file folders) in which students pick out the series of train cars
20 Matching Task Cards or Clip Cards in which students find the identical item based on a few differences in the item.

These tasks are also specifically geared toward use with independent work systems with these features:
✓ Each task has a clear beginning and end.
✓ Tasks are designed (with the help of Velcro) to stay together when the student finishes and put them in the finished basket.
✓ They are easily adapted to individual needs.
✓ They are visually clear and designed to be simple
✓ They were designed to be highly visually engaging and capitalize on the visual discrimination skills that are often a strength for students with autism.


For more classroom materials for students with autism and special education

Structured Work System Starter Bundle: Autism Basic Skills -Kit and Tasks

Chevron Autism Pre-K - Elementary Classroom Visual Bundle.

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