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Free Fall Harvest Sequencing Activity Packet for Auditory and Visual Processing
This article includes the free Fall Harvest Sequencing Activity packet for auditory and visual processing skills. Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a learning and academic center. As a reminder, ILS is not a health care provider and none of our materials or services provide a diagnosis or treatment of a specific condition or learning challenge you may see in your child or student. If you seek a diagnosis or treatment for your child or student, please contact a trained professional who can provide an evaluation of the child.
Following directions and completing tasks become more important as a child grows older. That’s why building those skills while children are younger makes it automatic in the classroom as they advance to higher grades. For some children, following tasks can be tricky, especially if they struggle with auditory or visual processing delays.
To strengthen those skills, you can play games and create activities that help them focus on developing the foundation for auditory and visual learning. That’s why we created the Fall Harvest Sequencing Activity Packet for therapists, parents, teachers and other professionals. This fun and playful packet gives kids a chance to process information both visually and auditorily to complete each sequence.
Importance of Sequencing
Sequencing is an important skill for many areas of learning development. It builds the foundation for reading, math and science. For example, when it comes to comprehension, sequencing is key. A child needs these skills to retain and retell the story they read in the right sequence as they complete homework and tests.
Children also use their sequencing skills when they do the following:
- Complete patterns
- Make predictions
- Put a series of objects in a logical order
- Know the elements of a story (beginning, middle and end)
- Retell stories and past events
- Comprehend stories
- Put words and sounds together to complete sentences
- Follow routines at home and at school
- Complete a new task in a logical order
- Know when the task is completed
When a child uses their sequencing skills, there are usually two ways they take in information to complete the task. A child should be able to process the information through their auditory or visual systems to complete patterns and sequences. If there is a breakdown in their processing skills, kids may find it hard to complete homework and assignments that require sequencing skills.
Here’s how it works.
Processing information Auditorily or Visually
Auditory processing is how a child processes information through their ears. A child can have perfect hearing and still struggle to process information given to them. That is why you may find some children ask “huh?” or “what?” frequently when trying to explain tasks, homework or how to follow directions. Children who have a hard time paying attention or those who are out of their seat often, may also struggle with auditory processing issues. Research shows there is a growing number of children with auditory processing delays that often go undetected.
Visual processing is information a child takes in through their visual system. A child can have 20/20 vision and still have a hard time processing information they see on the page. You may find kids who have a hard time processing information visually struggle to copy notes from the board to their paper or can’t remember what they read. Children may not be able to distinguish the difference between different letters, shapes or numbers. In recent research, studies show visual processing skills are very important for learning how to read.
If you find a child has trouble in any of these areas, they could need some help strengthening their auditory and visual skills.
The Fall Harvest Sequencing Activity Packet
When you download the free Fall Harvest Sequencing Activity Packet, the child can complete the activity in one or two ways:
- A parent or therapist can call out the order of the objects so the child can complete the activity auditorily by what they hear; or
- A parent or therapist can scatter the pieces on the table so the child has to complete the activity visually by what they see through their visual system.
Feel free to adjust the activities to the child’s level. If you find it too difficult to complete, you can help the child or use a combination of both methods to finish the activity. The kids are welcome to glue the images together if they want to hang it on the fridge or take it home.
An older child may even benefit from the activity if they struggle on basic concepts or if their skills are delayed. The free PDF activity packet is a digital copy only and can be saved directly to your computer or hard drive.
After the activity packet is saved, use the digital copy to print and re-print copies so the child can perform the exercises multiple times. Or, the game can be used for multiple students.
To get your copy of the Fall Harvest Sequencing Activity Packet, enter your email address in the form below.
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