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Speech Therapy Activities For Fall

By Rosemarie Griffin
Fall is my favorite season.Here in Ohio, it is lovely. The weather is cool and the leaves are so beautiful. There are also many fun activities to enjoy with family and friends. Some of my favorite activities to enjoy are going to pick apples, watching football and making all things pumpkin related. Oh and picking up a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks!
When I am working with students, it can be hard to find a book that describes all of these fun seasonal activities in a simplistic manner. If you are working with students who would benefit from a story discussing all of the joy involved with fall, check out my Let’s Talk Fall book here. The book has real life photos so that you can discuss these activities with your students. There are also social language questions at the end, to help facilitate conversation about the season.  I love to show this to my students on my ipad or on the Smart Board. Printing is also an option; whatever is most engaging for your students!
Another activity that my students enjoy year round,  but that I think is perfect for Fall is  I Went Walking by Sue Williams. This book is repetitive in nature and talks about all of the fun animals that the little boy encounters. He has so much fun meeting all of the different animals. This book is great for students who are early learners. It includes just one sentence on each page. I work with my students who are just learning to verbalize on filling in the line for the repetitive phrase “ I went walking, what did you see?” My students love to say the word see all on their own; it is a great way to engage in a cooperative literacy based activity.
One last activity I love to pair with the above book, is going on a nature walk. You can use the same repetitive line from the book  to discuss all of the interesting items you may see on your nature walk.  You can go on your
nature walk and collect items that you see. After your nature walk you can
discuss the items that you found. The SLP or teacher could say, “ I went
walking, what did you see?” “ I saw a (outside item) looking at me” The student can say the label for the item that has been found. What an engaging way to work on new language targets!
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