Teaching Kids Professions: Home based Speech Therapy Activity

By Wellness Hub

Last Updated: February 10, 2024


Jump into the world of community heroes with Who Helps Us?, an enlightening activity aimed at teaching young children, including those with Autism and special needs, about various professionals and their roles. This home-based speech therapy activity fosters an understanding of different occupations and how they contribute to our community. 

The Importance of Recognizing Professionals:

Identifying professionals and understanding their roles is key to helping children appreciate the functions and responsibilities of different members of the community. It also enhances language skills and social awareness, providing children with a sense of connection to the world around them.

Detailed Activity: Who Helps Us?

Preparing Profession Cards:

  • Selection: Use cards or pictures depicting different professionals like doctors, teachers, firefighters, and police officers.
  • Visual Clarity: Ensure the images are simple, clear, and relatable for young children.

Introducing Professionals:

  • Demonstration: Present each card to your child, name the profession, and explain their role in simple terms.
  • Engagement: Encourage your child to repeat the names and discuss recognizable features, such as uniforms or tools.

Matching Game:

  • Interactive Play: Create a game by matching professional cards with related tools or vehicles, like pairing a baker with a bread loaf or a firefighter with a fire truck.
  • Cognitive Development: This variation encourages associative thinking and memory skills.

Storybook Exploration:

  • Narrative Learning: Use a storybook featuring community helpers to discuss each professional’s role as they appear in the story.
  • Empathy Building: Reading about community helpers in stories can help children develop empathy and a deeper understanding of each profession.

Addressing Potential Challenges:

Difficulty in Recognizing Professions:

  • Solution: Start with professions that are most familiar to your child and gradually introduce new ones.

Limited Attention Span:

  • Solution: Keep the activity brief and engaging, using a variety of professional cards to maintain interest.

Understanding Complex Roles:

  • Solution: Simplify explanations and focus on the most basic and essential aspects of each job.

Interactive Learning with Educational Apps

Our educational apps are the gateways to interactive and educational moments that shape your child’s understanding of the people around them. Let your child dive into this world of delightful connections by knowing the people who serve us in different ways through their professions.

In our Autism Basics app, the “Spinners” section provides an interactive activity where you can revise your learning in a playful method. Seamlessly integrated with engaging activities, these apps provide a delightful way for your child to learn many new things. Unlock the potential for interactive and educational moments as your little one discovers the joy of connecting with loved ones through these thoughtfully designed features.


Ensure that Who Helps Us? remains a fun and educational activity. Celebrate your child’s curiosity and their attempts to learn about different professionals. This activity is not only about language development but also about instilling a sense of social awareness and appreciation for community roles.

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