A basic sort by length with obvious dowel size differences in the standard task. An easier color-coded variation is also provided. This task introduces basic size discrimination with or without color used for cue redundancy.
This task introduces reach-grasp-retrieval, appropriate placement of objects and basic discrimination skills.
A basic sorting task with clear tactile variation between the brushes and combs. Items also vary in color, providing the option of color matching with assembly.
Users learn color matching, sequencing and inserting while following changing patterns. Workers insert a pattern card into a plastic envelope, then insert colored sheet to match the pattern.
Task of shape matching along with inserting and turning skills. Large, colorful pieces are easy to handle and fun to use.
This is our most basic two-piece assembly task. Very durable plastic combs slip smoothly into vinyl holders for a basic two-piece assembly. All materials are washable. There are many variations available for this task.
A flexible task that allows sorting of 2-36 types of pieces. Users learn to ignore irrelevant dimensions. When sorting by shape, for example, the worker must attend to the shape cue and ignore the size and color differences. There are many variations available for this task.
A basic four-item inserting and packaging task. The task requires following a color-coded pattern to package highlighters in a display box.
A simple two-, three- or five-piece assembly task that requires little strength. Assembly involves inserting a PVC tube into a PVC coupling. A jig is provided to hold one of the pieces so the assembly can be done using only one hand if necessary.
A basic size and material task using familiar everyday items. User sorts five types of spoons, from two types of wood spoons to three types of metal spoons. Can also be used as a very basic two-item sort using only large plastic and small metal spoons.
A simple match and insert task using familiar products. User takes a tube bottom, finds a matching tube top, inserts to assemble and stores the assembled unit in the bin.
Begins with a five-piece assembly using inserting and snapping followed by packaging.
Requires five-piece assembly of containers prior to packaging. Users learn inserting, snapping and packaging. The procedure starts with dropping an insert piece into the small container, snapping the cap on the container, inserting the small container into the large container, snapping the cap on the large container and then packaging the completed unit in a plastic box.
This moderate skill level turning task uses an industrial compression coupling. In the procedure, a metal nut is attached by hand to one end of the base, then another nut is attached to the other end of the base. No tools are used.
Users learn inserting, snapping and pattern matching skills as they package dice into plastic snap boxes according to directions.
Each four compartment box is packaged with material following Pattern A or Pattern B. Requires identifying which pattern to follow, and following the pattern correctly. A mid-range pattern packaging task.
This moderately complex task involves simultaneous turning and assembly of a durable, familiar product.
The standard task requires holding the base piece and pulling back the collar to open it, while taking the pin piece and inserting it. Attachment of the rings can be added to increase the complexity of the task.
An assembly, inserting and packaging task. The user will assemble a set of three pencils with the erasers, assemble a tube and insert the pencil into the tube.
User can do a 12 items sort, attending to the subtle individual differences between all the parts. Or, the concept of "category" can be introduced when the four types of bushings, grommets are sorted into three categories.
This mid-range sorting task introduces inspection and quality control of several relevant cues including surface condition (e.g. hole/no hole). Includes metal plates of two types?aluminum and brass, in two shapes?square and hexagon, with the aluminum pieces with and without holes.
A mid-range packaging task using counting skills. Use its unique counting jig for simple number matching. User checks the number on the bottom of each snap box (1-5), inserts a matching number of plastic pieces, then snaps the box closed and stores it in the bin. If needed, use the unique counting jig for simple number matching.
Introduces use of industrial equipment?a heatsealer. A safety feature on the heatsealer allows heating and sealing of plastic bags, but prevents burning of fingers! Procedure involves counting, bagging, sealing and packing.
Slide metal and plastic rings on spring loaded carabiner clips, matching the ring color to the sample and placing each clip in the storage bin when completed.
A five-piece, fine-motor and tool-use task that requires inserting, turning and using a screwdriver.
Each industrial cable connector includes a base piece, large nut, plate and two screws. This complex assembly introduces the use of a hand tool and a screwdriver to assist in the assembly process.
This task requires assembly of industrial PVC faucets in exact sequence using a screwdriver. Each faucet consists of nine pieces of varying size.
This is a complex seven piece assembly requiring inserting, sequencing and turning. Assemble the flashlight and see if it works! Correctly assembled, the light goes on.
Package office supplies in divider boxes following directions (words or symbols) on order cards. A complex packaging task involving multiple parts and patterns over an extended work period.
Remove 5 pieces from a divider box and assemble into a PVC Connector. Disassemble the PVC Connector into five pieces and packaging in 5-compartment divider boxes.
Practice a 5-part assembly involving turning and inserting stills using the correct sequence and placement. Or disassemble the five parts and package with each part going into its own compartment in a 5-compartment divider box. The Connectors are made of heavy-duty PVC, metal and plastic pieces.
A complex task requiring sophisticated turning and sequencing manipulations to assemble this durable seven piece item.
A two- to 24-item sort of anodized aluminum pieces. A difficult task requiring attention to three relevant dimensions: color (silver and gold), shape (circle, square, rectangle and hexagon) and thickness (thin, medium and thick). Many variations are possible: sort by shape only, shape and color, color only, color and thickness and many more.
A weighing task using a dial-face scale and involves bagging and zipping. User weighs plates to within the required 3-5 oz., then bags, zips and stores the bagged plates.