October Speech Therapy Plans
Make sure you watch my Instagram stories (also saved to my October highlights in my profile) where I share all these activities for October in Speech in detail each week!
Let’s hold off on #allthingshalloween for a bit. I love dedicating a week to the changing leaves. There are SO MANY leaf themed books that you need to share! Some of my favorite picture books I use: Leaf Trouble, We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt, Leaf Man, Red Leaf Yellow Leaf, and my all-time favorite, Fletcher and the Falling Leaves. Pre-reading background knowledge is important depending on where in the country you live. If your students don’t live where leaves change, pull up some images on your device to show them. I’ve even asked relatives who live in different parts of the country mail me various tree leaves to show my students. It’s a perfect opportunity to compare/contrast. Make sure to download the free fall book companions.
If you have students working on categories, check out the Leaf Categories Sorting in my TpT store. Your mini eraser fans will enjoy racing to see who can cover their 50 and 100 Trial pages with this fun reinforcement page for Articulation and Apraxia!
It’s national Fire Safety Week. I made this comprehensive Fire Safety Lapbook and my students LOVE making it and taking home. You can easily differentiate how your students incorporate this using their specific language goals.
I use these books: Richard Scarry’s A Day At The Fire Station, Pete The Cat: Firefighter Pete, and Big Frank’s Fire Truck These all are especially wonderful if you are working on /IRE/ or /ER/ sounds! Follow up with fire truck 50 and 100 Trials!
BATS and SPIDERS! It’s the perfect theme transition just before Halloween!
Spiders by Gail Gibbons is an exceptional book that your students will be obsessed with reading and it is filled with tier 2 vocabulary! For younger kids, The Very Busy Spider is a fun one! Arrrgghh! Spider is adorable- a spider desperately wants to be a family’s pet and she does all kinds of things to convince them! It has great repetitive text also.
If you are working on repetitions of articulation sounds, have students stack spider rings on paper straws to mark their trials. See picture below!
Bring on all things Halloween! Get a little crafty while you practice your language and articulation targets! Your kids will love making these candy corn crafts! These easy cut and glue crafts are FUNCTIONAL – basically the only kind of crafts I’ll do in my speech room. They are perfect to hang up in your speech room, on a bulletin board during October, or to send home and show off to parents! The great thing is that you can do these with mixed groups!
The books Stumpkin, The Ugly Pumpkin and Bone Soup are perfect for a kindness and inclusion theme. Use these teachable moments with your pragmatic and social students. Using literacy activities in your speech room covers multiple goals at the same time!
More Halloween fun! Room On The Broom and Halloweener are two of my favorite Halloween books to use in Speech Therapy. Room On The Broom has exceptional rhyme and vocabulary. Halloweener has a great theme and everyone loves it. I use the 50 Trials to challenge my students to increase their repetitions in speech. You can download it for free and use them with the Target mini erasers or just color! Kids love the Halloween Build-A-Face activity – I love that it’s no prep and perfect for mixed groups – my kind of JAM when the crazies of Halloween week set in!!
Another fun idea is to let your students “build a monster” with the small play doh containers – grab some googly eyes, pipe cleaners and such and let them have fun. This is a great sequencing activity and then your students can write out their steps with this HOW-TO writing template.
Isn’t October fun?! I’d love to give you a copy of these weekly plans! Download the FREE October Lesson Plans below: