Sunday, December 10, 2017

December 2017 Task of the Month

Many times, we create tasks that are fun for students but can be frustrating for them at the same time. When pieces keep sliding, moving, or falling off when the student retrieves the task or attempts to put it away the student will not be successful. A cookie sheet is a fabulous way to present these tasks with multiple pieces. Simply glue small magnets onto the pieces and voila! This task can be set up in a variety of ways for individual students. We always plan tasks that can be adapted for a variety of learning levels. For example, one student may need a reduced number of pieces available to them and some black dots on the tree. They would place the pieces using one to one correspondence. Another student may be able to have colored dots to match with a variety of the pieces, again completing one to one correspondence but with the added component of color matching. Another student may have a list of decorations to check off such as “put 4 red circles n the tree” and finally another student may be able to have this task open ended if they are beginning to learn that not all activities have a distinct ending. It is a great idea to have a variety of activities for students to explore when their work is finished. Unscheduled time is often the most difficult time for our students with Autism, so it is helpful to have “what’s next” activities available until their next work session. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Tasks Galore Publishing Is On The Move!

After many years of wonderful experiences and making memories we will be leaving our Raleigh, North Carolina offices for a new home in the neighboring city of Durham. Our staff and services will remain unchanged. As always, our goal will continue to be serving those who have autism, their families and caregivers.

Our new mailing address is:

Tasks Galore Publishing, Inc.
5806 Henner Place
Durham, North Carolina 27713

Our phone number 919-789-8275 and email will remain the same.

Keeping with the modern and everchanging world of technology please note we will no longer be receiving orders via facsimile. We are saying goodbye to the old fax machine!

Our office will continue to accept all purchase orders, simply scan and send via email.

Questions?? Please visit our website, email, or phone us at 919-789-8275.

Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift? Our products may be purchased by mail, through our website or on iTunes. We also have “scratch and dents” which have very minor imperfections available on Amazon. Be sure to check out the super prices coming up on Amazon! Our move is your gain!

Thank you for your continued patronage and dedication to Tasks Galore. We are thrilled to have reached so many readers over the years and to have made so many new friends. We hope to make many more in our new home!