Local-Self Framework User

Uses distant landmarks to find objects or locations near them, even after they have moved themselves relative to the landmarks, if the target object is specified ahead of time. Orients a horizontal or vertical line in space. Uses spatial vocabulary to direct attention to spatial relations, including more difficult terms such as "beside" and "between." 



You may see this:

Linked Image to Sign In/Sign Up page

Other Examples:

  • A toddler notices when they are going “up” or “down” (vertical orientation).  
  • A preschooler knows how to walk from the front door of their school to their classroom. 

Help your student become a(n) Local-Self Framework User

Experiences encourage children to find objects and places using multiple landmarks no matter where they are located in the space. Discuss movements ("go straight," "turn") and spatial relations ("next to," "near,"  "beside" and "between") throughout the day especially when children are searching and moving.

Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.