There are so many things I like and appreciate about The Autism Helper‘s products-the value, the attention to detail and the practicality. This month, I started using the ABLLS-R Aligned Task Cards in my classroom. As with all of the Autism Helper’s products, you can the ABLLS-R Aligned Task Cards in multiple ways. Here are five ways I am using the ABLLS-R Aligned Task Cards in my classroom…
1. Small Group Instruction
Use the ABLLS-R task cards during small group instruction. If you group students by ability or common goals, using these cards during small group instruction is ideal build skills with multiple students at the same time. I start by using direct instruction to teach the skill, have the students participate during guided practice and then have students work on the skill independently at the small group station to see if there is any aspects I need to reteach. The Maze Task Cards [B27] are pictured.
2. Instructional Programs
Almost all of the IEP goals I write for students are based on ABLLS-R. Having the ABLLS-R Aligned Task Cards really helps me to set up my instructional programs for students. Multiple students in my class are working on seration as part of their instructional programming. Having the ABLLS-R Sequencing and Seriation Task Cars [B25-26] with a variety of seriation skills (shades of color, quantities, alphabet) makes this program easy to implement.
You can use the ABLLS-R Aligned Task Cards for your fluency station, especially the cards aligned to the intraverbals section of the ABLLS-R (Section H). I have been using the fill-in cards for some of my students in order to get them to practice the these skills and to be able to give multiple verbal answers in a set amount of time. The ABLLS-R Aligned Task Cards pictured are the Fill-In Feature, Function and Class [H].
4. Task Boxes
I have also started using the ABLLS-R Aligned Task Cards in my task boxes. Depending on the student, you can use the task cards as independent work for a previously mastered skill, or you can assign a student task cards on the same goal but at a lower score (see the corners of the task cards to indicate their score/level). The Pattern Task Cards [B13, B22] are pictured.
5. Written Work
Even though this product was intended to be on individual, laminated cards; this product is versatile. I use the cards as written assignments by making additional copies and stapling the cards together. This is a good way to work on fine motor skills using pencils and crayons. Also, this can be sent home as homework or as part of a summer packet. The ABLLS-R Aligned Task Cards pictured are the Comprehension Task Cards [Q14-Q17].