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Setting up a workstation

At the Phoenix we follow the TEACCH approach  which fundamentally  responds to the needs of autistic people using the best available approaches and methods known so far.

  • A workstation is a  visual structure implemented to promote independence
  • The child’s work area is clearly organised and labeled and individualised for possession
  • It is clear where one activity begins and another ends
  • The child works from left to right with the concept of ‘finished’ clearly visible on the right
  • The quantity and quality of tasks are appropriate to each student
  • The tasks are reflective of targets that have been set and previously taught, at the communication table.

Watch the video’s below to see how you can set up a workstation in your home.

Video 1: Preparation

Video 2: Step by step instructions

Video 3: Completed workstation