Tag Archives: fall

Pumpkin Patch Pride

pumpkin speech activitiesImagine the look on the face of kids as they walk into your classroom for a session and see a school pumpkin patch. Yes, to get kids excited for the autumn weather and celebrations, it’s time to give them the opportunity to pick their own pumpkin. Write messages home to those at home to see if they would be willing to donate some small pumpkins. They are typically only a few dollars each and some may find it easier to ask for the funds and get them for all kids at the same time. While writing home, check in with everyone, paying close attention to multilingual families, to see what special pumpkin traditions they may have. Read More »

For the Love of Apples

apples speech therapyApple season is still here, which means that it’s the perfect time to use this popular fruit as inspiration within sessions.  When you bring in apples, it will open up the door to talking about life experiences with them. Kids can share going apple picking, what their favorite apple may be, and craft with the. Check in to see what students know about apples before starting anything within a group. Read More »

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 »