Tasks Galore for the Real World

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Tasks Galore For The Real World is a valuable tool for preparing your older elementary students, adolescents, and adults for independence in the home, school, community, or workplace.  The Introduction Section describes a process for developing and teaching functional goals.  Forty-three colorful photo pages present task ideas in these categories:

  • Domestic Skills
  • Vocational Skills
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Job Sites & School Transition Ideas

About the Authors


Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell, and Kathy Hearsey are former teachers of students with special needs.  Much of their work has been serving in different capacities for Division TEACCH.  Laurie taught in an exemplary structured teaching classroom, which she developed, and which served as a TEACCH training model.  She now uses this expertise in her work as a preschool itinerant teacher/consultant.  Pat served as a psychoeducational therapist with the Chapel Hill TEACCH Clinic.  Kathy continues her work as a TEACCH therapist and was a former director of the TEACCH’s supported employment program.  The three authors have extensively trained parents and professionals in structured teaching methodology and have won many awards for their achievements in the field of special education.  Together, Laurie, Pat, and Kathy have over 65 years of experience working with exceptional children and adults.




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