Therapy Themes: October (Pumpkins, Fall, Halloween)

October Fall Speech Therapy

 “What’s in your box, Mrs. Elizabeth?”

I’m here today to share some organization tips and tricks, some free printables, and some links to great resources for October speech therapy!

First off, I use tote boxes by season.  I use these very cute Monthly Labels and have 4 boxes: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.  I change them out in the back of my car every 3 months and always have my evaluation box with me.


You can grab a lesson plan for Pumpkins, Leaves, and Halloween below!

    Favorite Fall Books



    Here are some of my favorite fall themed books (non-Halloween):

    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Ghost by Lucille Colandro

    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat by Lucille Colandro

    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro

    Hello Fall by Deborah Dieson

    The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

    Ten Silly Pumpkins by Elizabeth Hepler (That’s Me!)

    Take your students on a fun adventure with numbers, simple reading, repetition, and silly pumpkins! Comes with printable and digital (Boom Cards) format….and a fun coloring page.

    Book Companions to Bring Books “to Life”

    Old Lady Book Companions

    Little Blue Truck Halloween Book Companion

    Grab this one for free by clicking the picture below:

    Ideas for Gestalt Language

    Your gestalt language learners may enjoy hands on activities like artwork, child led play with games, toys, or books, and anything else you can do in a way that allows for natural modeling of language.

    Don’t be afraid to get messy and follow your student’s lead when working on mitigating echolalia towards self generated language.

    Some kids might engage well in digital activities and enjoy written gestalts. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel…I’ve got several of these activities already ready to go!

     Favorite Fall Games


    Sneaky Snacky Squirrel

    Magnetic Wands for Bingo Chips

    Acorn Puzzle

    Alphabet Acorns

    Leaf Puzzle Snacky Squirrel targets colors, counting, etc.  


    Leaf Puzzle


    Alphabet Acorns by Learning resources is great for our little ones whose “Favorite Things” include letters.  You can practice core words like open, colors, and sorting.

    How Many Acorns Puzzle is great for numbers, colors, and other fall fun!

    Printable Games & Activities

    Super Fun Feed Me Games!

    Dot Art Bundle

    Read Alouds, Songs, & Movement Breaks

    The Runaway Pumpkin

    Hello Fall

    Counting on Fall

    Autumn Leaves are Falling Down

    Five Little Pumpkins

    Scarecrow Song

    Humpty Dumpty DID have a great fall! 


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    My name is Elizabeth Hepler and I’ve been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist since 2005.  I am the mother of four great kids. Our household is neurodiverse: ADHD, Autism, Gifted, and more!

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