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Prepositions: The In Front Book Adapted for Autism Special Ed

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This book is for preschool, speech therapy groups, students with autism, non verbal students and special education learners. Spatial concepts can be tricky but they are so important to help our students learn to follow directions and build functional vocabulary. I find focusing on one concept intensely with many repetitions and in different environments really helps.

BONUS: Includes Acquisitions Age of Directional Prepositions Chart

The 24 page book contains pictures of everyday objects to teach the spatial concept of “in front”. Pictures are age appropriate for older students as well.

Presented on a white background to avoid confusion and distraction, these simple pictures encourage vocabulary development. The book provides opportunities for multiple repetitions. A visual sentence strip at the bottom of each page allows students to follow along during group work.

Laminate the pages and use velcro pieces to make the book interactive.

This book is for preschool, speech therapy groups, students with autism, non verbal students and special education learners.

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Print pages on card stock and laminate. Print two copies of pages 4-5, one to cut out and one to put at the back of the book to store the cut out “in front” and “cat” cards.

Assemble by coil binding or by using rings.

OR you can “not assemble” them and use them as mats (depending on age and ability of students). For example: for my jr. high special education group I use it as a book. For the K-3rd grade special education classroom, I would use them as mats.

Before reading teach the concept of “in front of”. Most of the pictured items have a definite front. Show the symbol, use some of the “cat”
cards and put them in front of some actual items in the classroom. Have student stand in front of chair and other items.

Read the first page, following along with your finger. On the corresponding page, have an “in front symbol and a “cat” ready. Velcro cat in front of the table, saying “in front of” and then put the “in front” card on the sentence strip, saying ”in front of” and following along with your finger to complete sentence. Then repeat, while pointing, “the cat is in front of he table.” Remember to focus on the words “in front of” (not “cat” or the other words)

Next, students take turns doing the same thing. Non-verbal students use pics, verbal students use pics and words.
This can be used for groups of students with multiple goals: answering “where” questions, extending utterances, following directions.
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