Zipping My Coat is a task that allows the student to work independently and engage in a social interaction using a Work System.
Materials you’ll need:
- student’s coat
- instructions with pictures and text
The student can follow instructions given in written and picture form available in the attachment below.
Work systems allow a student to work independently in the classroom and eventually in work settings.
Tasks for work systems should be directly related to a student’s IEP goals. Work systems include preferred and motivating activities.
Use ‘graduated guidance’ if a student requires support while completing a work system task. Briefly, this means providing enough physical guidance to prevent error; reducing this support as the student gains independence. For additional information, refer to Activity Schedules for Children with Autism, Teaching Independent Behaviour by L. McClannahan & P. Krantz (First Edition: 1999, Second Edition: 2010).