Monday, October 12, 2015

Fall Articulation: Four Fun Ideas!

Fun With Your Autumn Articulation Speech Therapy 

Does the crisp, cool fall weather having you thinking about apples, squirrels and pumpkin pie? (If so, I am totally jealous. It will hit 90 degrees here today in Texas.) 

Fun Fall Articulation Ideas by The Frenzied SLP's
The Frenzied SLPs

Linking up with The Frenzied SLPs


 I have recently joined this fabulous group(yay!), and today they are sharing some of their best fall articulation ideas with you! The linky is hosted by Doyle Speech Works and Twin Speech, Language and Literacy, LLC

You can head over to Facebook and see what they are talking about at the  The Frenzied SLP's. They have fantastic linky parties on various topics for you twice a month to help make your SLP life a bit easier, so be sure and stop by often.

If you have been following me, you know I think using seasonal themes in therapy is a terrific.  


What a great way to combine articulation and language goals, and keep kids interested. For articulation, I like to have a few open-ended activities ready, so it works for my whole caseload. Here are some ideas for you:

Fall Articulation Ideas: Open-Ended Activities by Speech Sprouts www.speechsproutstherapy.com
Fall Articulation: Open Ended Fun

Apples 

Draw or print out a tree. You can use pom-poms (add some tongs for fine-motor practice) bingo chips or playdoh to make apples. Give an apple (or a bit of dough) for each turn. A great idea is to use two colors- red and yellow for instance. Give one color for correct, the other for "try again." Super for data-taking at the end of the session, and a visual for the child to reinforce correct productions. 
For more apple ideas and links to an apple tree freebie on my blog, click HERE.

Monsters

I love monsters. What kid hasn't wanted to be a monster for Halloween, a spooky, scary, ridiculous-looking monster? I added some construction-paper teeth to this cute tissue box, and presto! I had a great motivational activity. We feed the monster articulation cards. He always smacks his lips and makes loud munching noises when fed. I tell the kids to be careful, because my monster bites. ( I hold the box as they feed him, and sometimes he lunges a bit and make chomping noises! The kids squeal with delight. For more monstrous speech therapy materials, head to Speech Sprouts store HERE. 

Spiders

I got the web above at the dollar store, and picked up a few sparkly spiders to give for each turn. I always have the kids say their word 5-10 times before getting a spider. The sparkly spiders spin a special spot to live. Are you thinking /sp/ blends? I also have one large spider, and the kids like to pretend that it's the mama. Read about more spider ideas on my blog HERE.

Turkeys
Thanksgiving is around the corner and in the US,  our thoughts turn to turkeys. Why not make turkeys with your kids? Write an articulation word on each feather. You can use construction paper strips for the legs and fold them back and forth, cut out the other parts and glue them on. Google eyes makes it even more fun. The turkey pictured above is from my Thanksgiving Speech Therapy Turkey Time Pack in my store. You can see it and more turkey activities HERE.


Have some great ideas to share about fall articulation?  


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11 comments:

  1. Fun ideas and you've got Autumn covered!!

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  2. Apples, monsters, spiders, turkeys~ Oh my! And, oh- so much fun!

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  3. SO MUCH FALL FUN!! You're my kind of SLP, Lisette. I'm totally making my own monster box now! Thanks for the idea.

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  4. I really like the spider web idea. I may have to use that!!

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  5. Red pom poms for apples? Love it! Great post Lisette!

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  6. I love how you work in themes. I like to, as well. It's good for articulation, language goals and it is fun!

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  7. The monster box is adorable! And using the red pom-poms: Great idea!

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  8. Great ideas! I love the tip to use different colored dots on the apple tree to help you track data! And googly eyes on the turkey - fabulous!

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