This semantic map is developed to help improve reading skills in students struggling to read or having disabilities. The map can be used for visually representing any topic and assists students in identifying the words they are reading and understand them better through the visuals. A specific topic or word is chosen for creating the map. Words related to the concept topic are spread throughout the map, often with visuals.
For instance, this semantic map focuses on food. Related words such as nutrition, protein, iron, food groups, etc., are all linked to the concept of food. By simply viewing this map while or after reading, it becomes easier for the students to connect with the information they have gained recently. The detailed categorization of various components related to food helps the students better establish the relationship between them.