A structured work system refers to the physical structure of a student’s work area as well as the physical structure of the activity itself. Both a structured work environment and a structured work task tell the student what is expected of him/her during an activity, how much is supposed to be accomplished, and what happens after the activity is completed. The work system is also organized in such a way that the person has little or no difficulty figuring out what to do. The goal is to teach the person to work independently.
Materials used in structured work systems will vary.
Possible materials/furniture needed for structured work areas:
Possible materials needed for structured work tasks:
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Information compiled by Lincoln Public Schools Autism Team (September 2015)