St John’s College developed a task planner that families can use with their young person.
Introduce the approach or activity
- Planning and breaking down an activity into small steps using a Planning Template
Describe the learner cohort you have used this with?
Verbal learners with Autism / Learning Disabilities / Challenging Behaviour
Top tips and key considerations
- Learners need to be verbal
- Learners need a degree of literacy/or be able to read symbols
- Adjust the example according to the degree of literacy
- This can be done in a graded capacity i.e. gradually hand over the planning to the learner each time an activity is planned
- You may need to verbally explain the resource and process to parent over the phone
- Start with a simple activity e.g. getting a cold drink and gradually build up to more complex tasks
What resources are required?
- Access to a widget facility (session leader)
- Access to internet and computer (parent and learner)
- Resources according to the activity that is being planned e.g. ingredients