Structured Teaching

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Students on the autism spectrum may demonstrate challenges in executive functioning which present as difficulties in transitioning between tasks, commencing a new task, and completing complex tasks that need to be broken down into steps. These students often require more support to successfully cope with changes during the school day when transitioning from one activity to another.

Structured Teaching resources such as visual schedules and work systems have been found to enhance the capacity of these students to stay on task and transition between tasks. The majority of previous studies have, however, focused on the use of these strategies within special education or autism specific contexts.

This project aimed to develop an eLearning package based on the results of Autism CRC Project 2.011RC: Helping students to stay on task and move between tasks. The project demonstrated that the use of visual schedules and work systems in mainstream classrooms led to improvements in the on-task behaviours of students on the autism spectrum. 

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Structured teaching

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Use visual schedules to help students stay on task

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Structure tasks using work systems

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Work Systems in Mainstream Classrooms - Intro
Work Systems in Mainstream Classrooms - Intro
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Work Systems in Mainstream Classrooms - Teachers
Work Systems in Mainstream Classrooms - Teachers
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Work Systems in Mainstream Classrooms - Case Study
Work Systems in Mainstream Classrooms - Case Study
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Visual Schedules in Mainstream Classrooms - Intro
Visual Schedules in Mainstream Classrooms - Intro
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Structured Teaching - Introduction
Structured Teaching - Introduction
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Visual Schedules
Visual Schedules
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