TEACCH Task Boxes!



 TEACCH is a very systematic system used to set up a classroom for student's with Autism.  There is so much research supporting the use of TEACCH in the classroom.  I have adapted the TEACCH system into my classroom and altered it to fit my student's needs.  I have an intricate system of Task Boxes that we do on a daily basis.  I change out the tasks every 4-6 weeks on a rotating basis so that students don't' get bored of them.  I also incorporate monthly themes into my tasks.  My file folder and task boxes are color coded:
Yellow: Individual Goals
Red: Pre-concepts
Blue: Math
Purple: Fine Motors
Pink: Sensory
Green: Language Arts
Orange: Monthly Themes
I will explain to you the whole system from beginning to end! Every student has their individual task schedule.  They know to pick the boxes from top to bottom.  Students take the first task (purple circle) to the task boxes and match it to the task box.


The task boxes all have a velcro spot on the outside for them to place the PEC on while they are working to complete the task.


The student's then take their task box to their seat and take out the contents of the task.  All student's work as independently as possible to compete the task.  Tasks range from math, language arts, pre-academic, sensory, monthly themes and pre-academic skills.  (SEE BELOW FOR SAMPLE TASKS).    Every task has a visual direction card for the student to follow.


Once the student has completed their task, they raise their hand for an adult to check their work.  If correct, they take their task box back to the cubby to the correct space.  They then place the task box PEC in the finish box before returning back to their schedule to check the next task.


 HERE ARE SOME OF MY TASKS I HAVE IMPLEMENTED RIGHT NOW!









Looking to create your own visual cue card templates?  Click below to purchase my task box templates!!!

A lot of these materials are freebies I found online or on Pinterest.  You can make anything into a task thats why I love the whole system.  This is used as independent work for my class.  I choose to not do any paper/pencil task boxes because we have writing and reading centers in the morning!  I rotate my tasks through quite often, so I will be sure to do an update blog post in a few weeks to share other ideas.  I am also thinking of making some products for my TPT page.  Would you be interested???



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30 comments

  1. I love this! This is awesome! So organized!! I cannot believe a lot of the things you found were free! I love how you have your file folder system set up!

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    1. Pinterest is the best place! Follow me and you can see my TEACCH board :) So many printables and ideas!

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  2. I would be very interested in your TPT activities!! I am a speech therapist in a middle school severe and profound classroom. I think I could incorporate these ideas in to my therapy. Love it!!

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  3. I love these task cards! Thanks for sharing. My ECSE students would really benefit from these. I will have to try to get some of those together this summer. I am your newest follower.
    Kate
    Fun in ECSE

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  4. I just found your blog and am so excited!!! Such great info! I teach 7th and 8th graders with Autism and other disabilities. Looking at your classroom photos I've noticed we have so many of the same items, systems, and procedures! It's always great to get a fresh perspective though! I love the idea of color-coding the work folders!! I color-code everything else... Don't know why I never thought of that! Thanks!

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  5. I love the task cards that you have with each center. Do you have these available to purchase? If not, it would be really nice to have them available to use.

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    1. I do not have the task cards for sale yet... I may post them as a freebie. I will be doing more detailed blog posts later this summer about my daily routine/set-up! Be sure to check back later this summer :)

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  6. Do you have the task cards available to purchase or to download. I would really love to have them.

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  7. Melissa, how big are the photos you took? Did you use a digital camera to enlist the steps in each task. Also, where did you find this "bin shelving" unit. I like how it's centrally located and you don't have to break up the independent tasks into those super structured tasks which take up a LOT OF SPACE which some of us just don't have access to. I work with students in a high school setting and the task cards are a great start for me to begin structuring the task boxes too. Keep up the good work.
    blessings,
    Troy

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    1. Hi Troy- Like I mentioned on FB.. I was lucky that my district had this lying around. I believe you can buy something similar from Lakeshore. I took the pictures on a camera and just edited in microsoft word. The whole task card is about 4 in by 7 in. Just small enough to fit inside the shoe box container!

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  8. I really love your system! What do the shapes represent or is it just so the students know which bin to select?

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    1. exactly!!! They just help the system flow better :)

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  9. I love your way of setting up and using the TEACCH tasks. Thank you for sharing the ideas.

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  10. I love this idea for my ID clasroom. Have you posted more of your task ideas? I would be intersted in purchasing the picture task cards from you.

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  11. Melissa,
    I have purchased many of your items on TpT and have loved them all! Is there any place I can buy the visual direction cards for the work box systems that you have created?
    Kelly

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  12. Melissa,
    I too have also purchased many of your TpT items and I love everything! I have kept my eyes out for these task cards. You mentioned that you might be posting them as a freebie and I was hoping I didn't miss that!
    Thanks,
    Kelli

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  13. Well done and it's given me some great ideas as well

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  14. I want to know where you got that shelf!

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    1. I got it from our district warehouse. I saw it and snagged it! i'm sure you can find one at any teacher store :)

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  15. These are great! I use lots of tasking boxes in my classroom but they are in centers around the room. I would love to implement a system like yours, but I am not sure any of my students could complete tasking bins independently (or stay in their seats long enough). Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

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  16. Are your task cards for sale?

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  17. You don't happen to make these for sale do you?? I would totally buy!!

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  18. I love your task boxes and more importantly, your step-by-step lists!! I need to make those for my task boxes, too. I'm wondering if you have a TEACCH lesson plan format that you use. I use one at my school, but we don't use TEACCH! If you have one, can you e-mail it to me? jenewarren@gmail.com Thanks!

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  19. What is in the file folders?

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  20. I can think of so many ways to use this. Thanks for sharing it

    Jenny

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  21. Love all your products!! Did you ever post the task cards to complete each activity?? Thanks!

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  22. Hello, I saw this and you inspired me to make some bins for myself to implement in my new classroom next year :) One question though, you said the student takes their pec, places it on the box, and goes back to their seat. How far away are their seats in relation to the bins? Where I want to store my bins is not directly near where the students will be sitting at centers. Will this be a problem?

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