There are so many great activities to use with your students this time of year and I wanted to share some of the craftivities I have been using with my moderate-severe students who are working on functional communication. Since I have a HUGE caseload this year, I have been trying to find activities that I can use across my whole day and adapt as needed.
I made speech trees using a freebie from Allison’s Speech Peeps with my mod-severe kids working on requesting, turn taking and building 3-4 word sentences. I made a communication board visual to help my students who need sentence strips or use PECS to communicate. This lesson was so successful and easy to prep!! Grab my Falling Leaves Boardmaker visuals on boardmaker share!
My next fun Fall craftivity was inspired by reading about The Speech Bubble’s “Go to activities” post and how I can use die cuts to make an easy Fall wreath! I had my students request different colored leaves, taking turns and glue during this activity. We worked on commenting “I like my wreath.” and using the verbs “put on” when applying the glue and putting the leaves on the paper. I made a Falling Leaves Wreath Boardmaker Visual that I put on boardmaker share as well! Give these crafts a try with your students and let me know how it turns out! What are you doing with your moderate-severe students who are working on functional communication?