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Occupations Sorting Mats!






What is it

  • Sorting items into the different occupation mats



Teaching Objectives

  • Learning to identify the types of pictures/items associated to each occupation

  • Learning to read the sight words

  • Matching pictures of the sight words

  • Sorting the pictures into each occupation without the help of the sight words



How to use

  • Print out all the mats and pictures

  • Cut along the dotted lines for the pictures

  • You can choose to laminate the mats and pictures to make the cutouts more durable!

  • Practice labelling the pictures one at a time before matching the box. Move on to sorting out a mixture of items and occupations to challenge your child!



Teaching tips

  • Generalize to other 3D objects

  • Bring your child into the community so that he can experience the different labels learnt through this activity! (e.g. Writing a letter and dropping it off at the post office)





Embed more learning opportunities

  • Receptive language - Point to doctor

  • Expressive language - What is this?

  • Describing - Tell me something that the firefighter use



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-Specially created by Our Special Story-



Our Special Story provides home based 1-on-1 ABA Therapy and school shadowing for children with autism spectrum disorder, speech delay and other special needs. ABA Therapy can help to improve behaviours, attention, speech and communication, school readiness and social skills.


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