This is a kit to get you started setting up independent work systems (also called basket system, TEACCH, structured work) for students with autism and other students with special needs. This kit includes detailed instructions, pictures, the ability to add your own visuals to backgrounds for schedules and reinforcement, and signs and supports to make independent work effective in your classroom.
Another kit has been developed for middle and high school students with more age-appropriate visuals for the schedules. Click here if you teach older students.
❶ An e-book (PDF) of directions for setting up independent work systems in your classroom and resources for tasks.
❷ A sign for independent work area (5 backgrounds)
❸ Schedule Visuals (all in 5 background choices except colors)
–1 set of colored matching schedule pieces
–2 pages of matching animal visuals
–1 page each of color matching dinosaurs, pumpkins and rockets
–1 page of sports visuals
–1 page of monster visuals
–1 page of blue shape visuals (match to same color or red shapes)
–1 page of red shape visuals (match to same color or blue shapes)
–1 page each of visuals for spring, summer, winter and fall
–Numbers 1-120 schedule pieces
–Uppercase letter schedule pieces (match identical or lowercase to uppercase)
–Lowercase letter schedule pieces (match identical or lowercase to uppercase)
❹ 2 finished signs (that can be reproduced for as many stations as needed) for the finished area or finished box/bin. (each in 5 backgrounds)
❺ 2 pages of common reinforcer or “what’s next” pictures (5 backgrounds)
❻ PDF and PowerPoint Editable (add info only) Mastery Lists
❼ Independent Work Reminders List
❽ Independent Work Data Sheets for 1, 2, 3, and 4 -basket systems
❾ List for other starter materials needed for work systems along with resources for making tasks
❿ Links to a video and backgrounds for adding your own visuals to the system with the same backgrounds.
One of these kits can be used to set up multiple systems in one classroom. Please buy multiple licenses if you want to use them in multiple classrooms.
Work systems are useful in resource and self-contained classrooms. They are also an excellent tool to use for including children with special needs in the general education classroom. Parents can also use them at home to keep children engaged in work or leisure activities.
• Independent Work Tasks Shape Matching for Early Childhood and Special Education
• Independent Work Tasks for Early Childhood & Special Education: Colors
• Independent Work Tasks: Discrimination Match Early Childhood & Special Education
This product is copyrighted to Christine Reeve 2018 for use in one classroom. They may not be copied for additional classes without purchasing extra licenses. For bulk discounts, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org