15 Strategies to Teach Students How to Find Their Way Around the School Campus
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1. Get the learner to question any directions, explanations, and instructions they do not understand.
2. Get a peer to escort the learner when trying to find places in the school building.
3. Select a peer to model discovering places in the school building for the learner.
4. Take the learner on a personal tour of several places in the school building.
5. Restrict the number of places the learner is required to find on their own. As the learner shows success, slowly increase the number of places.
6. Create clear, concise written instructions or a map for the learner to use to find places in the school building.
7. Create a color code for places in the school building (e.g., boys’ restroom doors painted red, girls’ restroom doors painted yellow, and names of other places, etc.).
8. Give universal symbols at places throughout the school building (e.g., restroom, cafeteria, library, etc.).
9. Get the learner to run errands to specific places in the school building for practice in discovering places in the school building.
10. Notify other staff members that the learner has difficulty discovering places in the school building, so assistance and supervision may be given.
11. Make sure the behavioral requirements are appropriate for the student’s abilities (e.g., discovering a place alone, discovering places with other students around, etc.).
12. Teach the learner to ask for instructions when they have difficulty discovering places in the school building.
13. Be firm, fair, and consistent in applying consequences for behavior (e.g., appropriate behavior receives positive consequences; unacceptable behavior receives negative consequences).
14. Find regular routes the learner is required to use to find places in the school building.
15. Get the learner to carry a map of places in the school building.