Putting Therapy Into Practice
Have your child look in their closet and/or dresser and find cooler weather clothing. Tell your child to try on the clothing they picked. Talk about: Does it fit? Do you still like this? Why? Why not? Do we need to get more? Then, make a list of clothing needed for the fall and winter seasons. Put the clothing that does not fit in boxes for storage. Consider sharing the clothing with a friend or donating the clothing to an organization.
Fall Sorting Fun
Go outside and find some leaves and acorns. Sort the leaves and acorns into separate containers. Talk about:
- Weight: Which container is heavier? Which container is lighter?
- Sound: Shake the containers. What does it sound like? Quiet/Noisy/Crunchy
- Touch: How does it feel? Hard/Soft/Bumpy/Smooth
- Sight: Compare they way they look. Color/Shape/Size
- Count: Guess how many are in each container. Count how many are in each container. Which one has more? Which one has less? Did you guess the right number?
Danielle’s Recommended Game
Who Lives Where? is a great game to encourage pragmatic language, attention to task, and following directions.
- Pragmatic Language: Ask your child Who goes now? or Whose turn is it now? They can respond You (do), I do, me, your turn, my turn.
- Attention to Task: Reinforce your child for waiting their turn and for remaining with you while playing the activity.
- Motor Speech Control: Speak with your PROMPT© trained clinician to determine which words in the following lexicon are appropriate for your child at this time: Me, you, home, go home, you go, I go, he needs a home, make a home.
- October 3rd-October 4th: Fall for Fairfax
- October 3rd: 11:00-6:00 Columbia Heights OktoberFest
- October 5th-October 7th: Cox Farms is offering $5 admission
- October 19th: 1:00-5:00 Arcadia Farm Fall Festival in Alexandria
- October 31st: 1:00-4:00 Fall Frolic at Glen Echo Park