Therapy Themes: October (Pumpkins, Fall, Halloween)


October Speech Therapy

 "What's in your box, Mrs. Elizabeth?"

So, I'm here today to share some organization tips and tricks, some free printables, and some links to great resources for October speech therapy!

First off, I use tote boxes by season.  I use these very cute Monthly Labels and have 4 boxes: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.  I change them out in the back of my car every 3 months and always have my evaluation box with me.

  • Visual Schedule (I use this with children whether we are face to face or in teletherapy format)

In  October, my box usually has the following: 
  • Adaptive books, task boxes, and work task notebooks. For my more concrete learners, I also typically use a "Finished Box" to the right. 
    • I have gathered quite a few pumpkin themed printables and task sheets over the years.  Since there are so many, I've done better with using notebooks instead of file folders to create tasks for my kiddos.  Pictured below are Pumpkin language and Pumpkin articulation tasks by Speech is Sweet and Autism Adventures.
    • Two of my favorite fall adaptive books are "Where's Max" by Panda Speech and "Fall Monster Takes a Walk" (a Freebie!) by Miss Kim Designs.  Also pictured is a fall matching task box from this comprehensive set by Especially Education
  • Digital materials- well most of us have been thrown head-first into the digital world, whether we were ready or not!  This is a set of boom cards for targeting early phonemes in articulation (great for consonant deletion and apraxia). This one is one of my games.  You can find it here.  

  • Here is a one page vocabulary sheet for fall.  There are versions in color and black and white.  You could use the black and white for coloring, homework, or using dot markers.  The color version could be put in a wipeable envelope or laminated for use as a smash mat, bingo marker, etc.  The black and white version is a freebie!  

    • Both of these pages correspond with this set of Boom Cards targeting fall vocabulary.  

  • This is a cute fall themed yes/no question set.  It's also a freebie from TpT.  
  • Fall Activity -  Yes No Questions for Speech Therapy FREE

  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves is my October favorite.  I have been using a wig and glasses in teletherapy, which the kiddos find hilarious!  

It never hurts to dress up and have fun!

  • One of my favorite games for fall: Sneaky Snacky Squirrel. 
      • Sneaky Snacky Squirrel targets colors, counting, etc.  
For Halloween are my favorite games for articulation: 

Happy fall, everyone!!!

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