Tag Archives: fall

Using Fall Favorites in Therapy

fall favoritesMuch of November is spent talking about giving thanks. A lot of the focus may be on special people in the lives of students. While this is important, it is crucial to move beyond that.  It can be difficult to get to know students during different types of therapy sessions. Kids can be shy and scared to open up. Why not expand on the thankful notion and think about favorite items from this season? Check in with families ahead of time to see what traditions they may have from where they are originally from. Embrace multilingual learners and share these unique items with everyone in the group. Encourage families to send items in which can be observed by others during sessions. Read More »

Fall Book Bonanza

fall readingThere are so many fun and exciting things that happen in the fall months. Leaves are falling, goodies are being baked with pumpkins, and everyone is getting ready for Thanksgiving. It can be an overwhelming time of year to stay focused and work on speech and language goals. Take time to use books to help with this task. There are plenty of classic and new books that may be used during your sessions. Using a story about the season will often spark ideas to use with follow-up activities. Read More »

Observing the Changing Seasons with Bingo

bingo speech gamesAs the weather cools off, it's a great time to get outside and take in the changing seasons. Use what is around you to structure some different types of speech and language sessions. Being out and about will actively engage students and keep them working toward their goals. Not only can you look for differences in lawns, leaves, and trees, but you can feel and smell changes in the autumn air. Incorporate vocabulary for the season in your activity and continue to work on confidence with conversational skills. Read More »