This resource is a colorful city map containing 11 buildings. There are endless possibilities for it's use, but here are a few ideas:
Describe a route to various places on the map, and have the student draw the route throughout the city (or for teletherapy platforms with moveable parts and/or drawing tools, use a vehicle on the road or marker to make the route). Switch places and have the student describe.
Give a description (as detailed as needed for the student) of a variety of tasks someone need to complete, and have the student extract the important information to determine the sequence of events. For example: “Betsy started her day at the hospital, where she work as a nurse. After work, she needed to run to the post office to mail a letter. Then, she stopped at the grocery store to pick up the ingredients to make spaghetti, before stopping for gas.”
Social Situation Role Play:
Chose a building in which you and the student can role play a scenario that might take place there, such as ordering pizza at the restaurant, visiting someone at the hospital, or buying stamps at the post office.
Practice completing 2+ step directions using temporal vocabulary concepts such as before, after, then, last, first, finally, etc., such as “After you go to the courthouse, go to the store.”
Practice understanding and use of positional concepts such as next to, across from, diagonal, between, far from, close to, etc. when describing the places on the map, such as “The school is across from the police station.”
NOTE: This resource can be used on an iPad, computer, or teletherapy platform, as well as printed for tabletop use. A map with page margins is also included.
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