Putting Therapy Into Practice
When getting dressed for school, talk about different winter clothing items your child will need. You could say It’s really cold outside. What could keep your head warm? Ask your child to look outside Do you see snow? What should you put on your feet?. Give your child enough response time so that they can come up with the needed item independently.
Activity of the Month
Winter is almost here and with that brings some fun holiday decorations. Dollar stores are a great place to go to find some inexpensive, fun, and festive activities for your children. One of our favorites is window clings!
You can take your child to the pick them out with you and have them describe the different options. Right now, several stores have Holiday Animals or Stockings and Snowmen! Take turns peeling off the pictures and putting them on the windows. You can incorporate the following concepts into this activity:
- Questions: Where did you put the snowman? Who put on the lollipop? What do we do with stockings?
- Following Directions: Put the ornament next to the penguin. First put the snowman on and then put the stocking on.
- Actions: put on, take off the orange kitten, peel the white kitten, stick the stocking on.
- Basic concepts: colors (orange kitten, green stocking), sizes (big/small ornament)
- Social: Take turns putting the pictures onto the windows: it’s my turn, it’s your turn.
- Motor Speech: Speak with your PROMPT© trained clinician to determine which words to use in the activity. Some lexicon ideas include: put it on, you do, you do it, I need it, I see it, on, help me.