Visual Discrimination Task Boxes for Special Education & Preschool Matching

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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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Teach your students visual discrimination with this series of independent task boxes for special education students. Each task was specifically designed to provide simple tasks students can master quickly and easily. Save time and watch your students succeed with this set of visual discrimination task boxes that can also be used for preschool matching. 

This set of task boxes includes file folders, task cards and matching mats that will keep young students engaged throughout independent work or center time. Students have to match based on visual discrimination details of the items such as patterns on the catepillar or the order of the train cars. This helps them practice attention to detail and sustains their attention for longer periods.

This set of task boxes for special education 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 great for preschool matching or kindergarten center work, morning work, special education independent work systems or structured work systems for students with Autism. Plus, they are PERFECT 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 visual discrimination resource provides you with a variety of tasks for early childhood centers, special education independent work stations and task boxes for early elementary ages to keep them engaged and practicing attention to detail. These task boxes are also PERFECT for preschool matching. 

These task boxes 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 puts 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.

What teachers are saying about these task boxes (special education)…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Great resource for targeting matching skills as well as data collection on those skills.” - Speech it Simple

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This was a great activity to use as an independent task with young learners. They loved the colors and the fun topics! They were able to complete this task on their own once they understood the matching aspect.” - Jessica F.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Loved these tasks!  My students loved the matching pages, we used them for table work a couple times a week and rotated the pages.  Very engaging and colorful!” - Kristan M.

For more classroom materials for students with autism and special education: 

© Christine Reeve

This product is copyrighted to Autism Classroom Resources-Christine Reeve for use in one classroom. They may not be copied for additional classes without purchasing

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