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Language Activities For Students With Autism: Summer Guide

By Rosemarie Griffin

Work on language skills for students with autism is essential for helping them increase their functional communication skills! Discussing summer themed vocabulary is always fun, no matter the time of year! Maybe that is just me, as I live in Ohio and it snows for about 6 months out of the year-yikes!!

Our new summer language guide is a perfect way to address a variety of skills when the sun is shining bright. A great guide to use for in person therapy, teletherapy or as a resource to send home with parents.

Help your students work on functional labeling skills, by using real life pictures. Real life pictures are engaging and a wonderful way to help your students increase their labeling skills.

Other skills students will learn include matching, reading comprehension, conversation, vocabulary, synonyms, antonyms, multiple meaning words, social language skills and following directions.

As a school based therapist, I need materials that can serve students at a variety of language levels. I always make sure that each session, I am working on functional targets that will allow my students to practice language goals that are on their IEP. This direct practice gives them the opportunity to practice these skills!

I will also send this resource home with parents. As a parent to 3 little ones, I try to set up systems in my home, so that my own kids get to practice school skills throughout the summer months. I have a designated area in my house where I keep materials to help with this. Just grab and go! Sending this home with your parents will allow them that same easy to use system.

I developed a mini unit so that you could use this will your students. Just put your email below and your FREE mini summer unit will come right to your inbox.

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Here's a free resource–

IEP Goal Bank

Writing IEPs for autistic learners can feel daunting.


From this free download, you'll get real-life examples of specific, measurable goals for expressive language, receptive language, play skills, and imitation.

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