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Task Specific - Learning

Task specific training is the repetitive practicing of a task that is specific to an intended outcome. In other words, it is training in order to learn to do the specific task. Many individuals with disabilities will need repetition in order to become proficient in performing certain tasks.

  • Mathematics

    An individual may have difficulty recognizing or identifying numbers, remembering sequencing of numbers, understanding the mathematical sign or function (whether symbol or word) or performing mathematical calculations accurately and efficiently.  Other tasks that may be problematic include being able to count, tally, measure, or track due to an inability to “do math” or perform calculations involving numbers.

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  • Reading

    Depending on cognitive abilities, individuals may not be able to read information in the work environment. Cognitive and processing limitations may make it difficult to understand, recognize, and visually discern letters and numbers.  Entire words or strings of letters may be unrecognizable.

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  • Managing Time

    Individuals with cognitive impairments may experience an inability to mark time as it passes incrementally by minutes and hours. This can affect the ability to gauge the proper amount of time to set aside for certain tasks. It may be difficult to prepare for, or to remember, work activities that occur later in the week, month, or year.

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  • Writing/Spelling

    People with disabilities might have difficulty with the cognitive or the physical process of writing. In addition, they may have difficulty spelling, which can manifest itself in letter reversals, letter transposition, and omission of letters or words.  Individuals may be hindered in the physical process of writing, making it difficult to fill in blanks, bubble in dots, line up numbers or words in a column, on a line, or within a margin. Handwriting may be illegible. Organizing a written project, identifying themes or ideas, structuring sentences or paragraphs, or identifying and/or correcting grammar errors may all be writing tasks that are problematic due to deficits in the cognitive process of writing.

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