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Sunday, October 24, 2010

TEACCH Tasks

TEACCH stands for "Treatment & Education of Autistic & related Communication Handicapped CHildren"The environment is highly structured with an area designed for independent tasks. Essentially the child has a schedule of tasks that are defined by a picture that they then match to the actual task. Once the task is complete they place the task in a bucket that means finished. This continues until they reach a "star" or other marker that means they are finished and have earned a reward. The program relies heavily on visual learning. This is a very brief overview of TEACCH. Many students in self contained special education classroom settings where the ratio of teachers to students is high become highly prompt dependent and do not learn to work on their own. TEACCH helps to create a structured independent learning environment. The tasks vary depending on the students needs in your classroom. I will continue to show a variety of tasks that range from fine motor, reading, matching, math, and other skills. The first picture is an example of my TEACCH system in my classroom. The second picture is an example of a task. The cards were based on the "ack" word family. Some students were working on reading the words, while others worked on matching the clothespins with letters to the letters on the cards.   

2 comments:

  1. I have a questions about your organizational system for your tasks. Do you assign the tasks by the shapes on the containers? Do you change out the tasks weekly, daily? thank you!

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  2. My students have a strip with their assigned tasks, these are colorful shapes that they pull off their strip one at a time and match to the corresponding task. Because we work with kids that progress at different speeds I have change out tasks at different rates. For my kiddos that need more practice I will leave a task in my work system until I feel they are ready to move on. I want them to feel a sense of accomplishment. Generally this lasts for about 2-3 weeks for these kiddos. My students that are higher functioning or become more frustrated with the same task over and over I change them out every few days to a week. I have a closet full of TEACCH tasks. We have boxes specific for math skills, reading skills, fine motor, and writing. I have some tasks that I keep for longer durations. These are generally tasks that are good for repitition and involve a fine motor component. I hope this helps.

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