How Do I Teach This Kid?

Visual Work Tasks for Beginning Learners on the Autism Spectrum

ISBN13 : 9781932565249

Author(s) : Kimberly Henry

Publisher : Future Horizons, 2005

SKU : 1277BK

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How Do I Teach This Kid? looks at the strengths of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and aims to help them develop new skills.

This resource provides special education teachers, therapists and parents with practical, easy-to-implement ideas for creating over 80 different work tasks or 'boxes' to be used to teach students to work independently and for an established length of time.

Tasks are visually oriented, consistent and the expectations are clear. Using easy-to-make "task boxes" children learn:

  • Motor skills
  • Matching skills
  • Sorting skills
  • Reading skills
  • Writing skills
  • Math skills

The tasks include things such as:

  • Pushing items through a small openings (children love the "resistance" it takes to push them through)
  • Matching simple, identical pictures or words
  • Sorting objects by colour, size, or shape.

Ideas are plentiful, materials colourful, and children love the repetitive nature of the tasks, which help them learn to work independently.

The ideas are designed for early learners (ages 2-10) and sample data sheets are included.

Kimberly Henry is a special educator with over twenty years experience working with students with autism and other developmental disorders and has a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University. Kim taught special education at the middle school and preschool levels, and in an elementary specialized autism program.