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Speech Therapy Ideas For Students With Autism: Communication at Home-Cooking

By Rosemarie Griffin

Cooking!! We do it so often and it can be an amazing time to work on communication skills. We can help our children learn new labels, practice new skills and have fun in the process! I have a free printable download with the strategies at the end of this blog post.

Work on labeling items that you use while cooking.

  • spoon
  • chocolate chips
  • butter
  • tortilla
  • salsa
  • cheese
  • pouring
  • stirring

Work on one step directions.

  • Get the plates
  • Pour the water
  • Get the cheese
  • Stir the batter

Work on conversation skills.

  • Did you have fun cooking today?
  • Would you rather eat a taco or spaghetti?
  • What is your favorite dessert?

Don’t forget to snag your free download today. Put it right on the fridge and make cooking a language enriched activity for your child!

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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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