Monday, July 25, 2011

Breaking down tasks

In special education we have a few terms we like to use:

1. Breaking down tasks - that means small instructions so brains can process large projects successfully.

Example: Only cut out the following pattern pieces when making a shirt.

2. Allowing more white space. That means getting rid of extra information, so you can focus on the task at hand.

Example: Only cut out pieces for the middle version, and since the other two version are kind of hoochy, just throw them away.

3. If, Then Statements - allows a student to understand if they complete a task then they receive a reward.

Example: If Stacie does some of her school assignments, then she can cut out her fabric for her new shirt she gets to use her new serger on.

I hate that last one!

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