Sorting Utensils

Sorting Utensils
Task of the Month:
May, 2018

Sorting is a foundation skill for any student and students with ASD may require additional practice.
Once the student has learned object identification and sorting, independent practice helps maintain these skills, and can be generalized in work settings. This task will provide our students the opportunity to unload a dishwasher at home and/or work at a restaurant in the community.

- The student is required to sort all utensils given using work systems.
- Work systems provide students with structure and routine which promotes independence.

- Utensil shapes (ex: fork, spoon, and knife) printed and glued separately into each basket
- 1 Bin for materials
- 3 Baskets for sorting
- 1 Ziploc bag for all utensils
- Forks
- Knives
- Spoons
- Task analysis for student directions (if needed)

Set up
- Print and cut out all utensil picture cards
- Arrange picture cards separately in baskets
- Have student open bin, take all utensils, and sort each based off the correct basket.
- Student can follow a task analysis. An example of this is attached below.

- Only use prompts to promote errorless learning. The focus of using work systems are for the student to complete the tasks independently.
- Work systems should incorporate grade level, functional, and IEP goals.

For additional information, refer to this scholarly article

utensils_student_instructions.docx120.18 KB

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