Tasks Galore – Book 2: For the Real World (Red)
People working with students who cope with learning challenges, such as autism, should keep in mind the features of structure that have proven useful in classrooms and programmes for students of all ages. These features include the organisation of physical space, scheduling, and teaching methods. The key to all of these features is individualisation.
The mission of the Tasks Galore series is to help teachers, therapists, and parents design meaningful, individualised tasks with an emphasis on funcional academics. All too often, children are left to attempt traditional pencil-and-paper tasks even when they are either incapable of doing the work or do not see the meaning of it. Teachers often are not quite sure how to present academic material in a hands-on approach. Many students with special needs learn best using a multi-modal approach to learning. They require movement or sensory input while processing and learning new information. The task ideas in Tasks Galore will help lay a foundation for that learning.
Tasks Galore For The Real World is a valuable tool for preparing your older elementary students, adolescents, and adults for independence in the home, school, community, or workplace. The Introduction Section describes a process for developing and teaching functional goals. Forty-three colorful photo pages present task ideas in these categories:
Independent Living Skills
Job Sites & School Transition Ideas