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Father’s Day Speech Therapy Activity with Visuals for Autism & AAC

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A lot of the parents of children who are non-verbal/minimally verbal/AAC users or on the autism spectrum with emerging communication skills don’t get those cute Mother’s Day or Father’s Day questionnaires and crafts sent home. And it hurts my heart because I know those parents just want a little insight into what their child is thinking and feeling about them.

That’s why I love this Father’s Day Speech Therapy Booklet with visual choices! (Inspired by this popular Mother’s Day Booklet.) It is a sweet project that you can have students bring home to dad – all while practicing their communication skills. I love it as a 1:1 activity or a small group project.

There are five booklet pages plus a cover. Includes alternative versions for “grandfather” and “uncle.”

Pages/Questions include:

  • favorite way to have fun with dad
  • favorite meal time to eat with dad
  • something that dad is awesome at
  • a way that dad “makes me laugh”
  • a Father’s day wish for dad

**There are 4-5 visual choices per question.

To use, just cut the pages apart and staple the side to make booklets for each student. The final pages are visual choices for each question.

RELATED: Using Visuals in Speech Therapy

Differentiation Ideas for Father’s Day Speech Therapy Booklet:

In a small group setting, some students might be gluing answers while others will be writing/drawing!

Here’s some ideas for differentiation:

• Read the question and choices aloud and have the student touch his/her choice. Help the student glue on his answer.

• OR have the student touch his/her choice, glue it, and then have the student repeat the word after you model it (verbally or via AAC).

• OR help the student read the question and/or label the choices as able. Have the student glue on the item and then write his/her answer next to the picture.

• OR after going over the question, show the student the visual choices but have him/her write the item and draw a picture instead of gluing the picture.

• OR after presenting the question, see if the student can generate an answer himself. If not offer verbal suggestions and finally visual choices.


Extend this Father’s Day Speech and Language Activity:

To extend this activity, you can have each student present one of his/her favorite things to the group! And of course, you can send the booklet home for students to share with the family!

If you love this style, you can use this bundle of “favorite things” booklets all year (includes seasonal themes and holidays):
picture of favorite things booklets with visuals for autism

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