Match objects by photos

Match objects by photos
Task of the Month:
August, 2019

The goal of this task is for the student to match objects to photos of those objects. This task can be a component of a student’s individualized work system. Matching is a skill required for many other tasks such as putting away laundry or stocking a shelf.


  • Everyday objects
  • Photos of the objects
  • Boxes/bins to hold the objects


  • Take pictures of the objects the learner will match.
  • Affix a photograph to each of the boxes or bins.
    • Tips:
      • For learners with more advanced symbol representation, try using line drawings rather than photographs.
      • Extend this task by sorting a larger number of objects.
      • This task can become part of a domestic skill such as putting away dishes in the cupboard or putting laundry into drawers.

      This task was adapted from Tasks Galore by Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell, and Kathy Hearsey (2003)

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