Transition Activities

Structured Work Tasks for Transition Age: Theory & Hands On

Target Audience

  • Intervention Specialists

  • Paraprofessionals

  • Occupational Therapists

  • SLP

Theory with a Make It, Take It Component!

Workshop Overview

Promoting independence is key for our students as they prepare for life after graduation. In this series, we will discuss the theory behind using structured work tasks for skill development and increasing independence. Each session will expand on the the basic theory related to the theme and then participates will be given lots of practical ideas to use with their students and the understanding of how to expand on these ideas according to student's needs. By the end of the day, participants will make an activity that they can use with their students, all materials included.


Session 4 - Cooking

Session 5 - Group Act

Workshop Essential Information


Session 4 - Monday, March 9, 2020 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Session 5 - Monday, April 20, 2020 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)


The Madison-Champaign Educational Service Center

2200 S US Highway 68

Urbana, Ohio, 43078


$65.00 per person for employees of districts/agencies in Madison, Champaign, Clark, Hardin, Logan and Shelby counties

$75.00 for employees of districts/agencies in counties other than those listed above.

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Contact Hours

The ESC will provide 6.5 contact hours per day.

About the Presenter: Patricia Kauffman, OT/L

Patricia is an occupational therapist and the LIFE Skills Lab Coordinator for the Madison Champaign Co. ESC. As an OT for 27 years, Kauffman has spent most of her career in the school setting but also owned a private practice in the Columbus area for 7 years. She developed the LIFE Skills Lab at MCESC in 2016 and has been able to significantly expand the program as a recipient an Innovative Strategies for Developing the College and Career Readiness of Students with Disabilities grant from ODE for the SY 2018-19. She has attended several TEACCH trainings including the 5-day intensive: Adolescents and Adults Transitioning to Vocational, Residential and Community Settings. She has recently presented at SST6 Best Practice Showcase, Ohio Occupational Therapy Association’s (OOTA) annual conference and OCALICON. She will be presenting at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) annual national conference in March.