Category: Treatment Resources

Sharing Thanksgiving Traditions and More

thanksgiving activitiesAmericans spend a lot of time preparing for Thanksgiving. This special holiday is filled with family, food, turkey, and making memories with those you love. For those who come from multilingual families, they may have different traditions. It's a great time to embrace all of unique things that each family does together. Take time to connect with those at home to see if there are any particular foods they eat or customs they have for Thanksgiving. If there is time, try to organize a mini-Thanksgiving for everyone to share. 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 »

Matching Games for Autumn

matching gamesPromoting seasonal vocabulary is important for children of all ages. This is especially true for students who are from multilingual families and may need more practice using new words. In addition to this, children that have speech and language deficits may be uncomfortable adding new words to the mix. Using new and inventive ways to expose words will assist them as they continue with their goals. Read More »

All About Apple Tasting and More

apple tastingThere are apples all around us in October, so it’s easy to use this seasonal fruit within speech and language sessions. Many teachers will use apples as a theme this time of year and may take their students apple picking, if they live in a region where this type of field trip is possible. Because speech therapy groups probably won't have the opportunity to pick their own apples, apples may be brought into sessions for learning and work on speech and language goals. As always, when using food, check in with families for any possible food allergies.

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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 »

Pumpkin Paradise with Purpose

pumpkin speech activitiesPumpkins are all over the place in October. Not only can you get everything in pumpkin flavor, but they are part of the seasonal decorations for Halloween and beyond. These fall favorites are a great item to integrate into speech and language sessions. You can create your own projects using pumpkins to send home, and they can also be utilized for sensory fun and exploration. When planning to incorporate pumpkins into lessons, work on different ways to hone in on each child's individual goals for each activity. Read More »