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This is an brief version of the original paper-based intervention activity that sparked the iPad App: QuestionIt. After years of parents telling...
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This guide begins with a brief discussion of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the impact on special needs students of skills called for by...
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An Adapted U.S. Geography Book, Autism, Special Education 25 pg. book adapted for students who need to use visual cues and/or picture based comm...
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This packet contains materials for use with the Eric Carle book, "The Tiny Seed." The materials have been designed with special needs students i...
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This is a fun game-like activity for practicing giving and following directions. Students assemble sandwiches with the ingredients provided, pla...
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In this pack you will find: 1. Listen to Descriptions cards, with multiple choice picture responses. Read the description, the student chooses t...
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Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing language skills. In these two game sets, the visual scenes com...
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This NEW REVISED resource contains 9 different categorization activities, each with a colorful categorization scene or chart, and images to sort....
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This is a group of core vocabulary communication board displays for beginning communicators with 8, 15, 20, 28, 30 symbols and a generic board fo...
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Here are 6 therapist written books illustrating how to use 6 of the 25 early core words. Each book tells about 1 of the words, in 12-18 pages, u...
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This contains a mini science unit book with activities. The 5” sq. book lists and illustrates the 6 properties of living things in 30 pages. ...
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This is a set of 180 game or task cards for verbal problem solving. In the past 35 years I have worked with a number of classes of high school s...
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Whether you begin the school year with David and the rules he should live by, or read these books later in the year, the “David” books by Dav...
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This resource contains materials to use with the book: "…if you lived in Colonial Times" by Ann McGovern. The materials can, however, stand on ...
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This pack contains activities for use with the book "Strega Nona" with children who need visual supports, language scaffolding, picture based com...
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This pack contains: BINGO cards for spring-themed vocabulary Picture vocabulary cards with which to play card games Picture-definition match work...
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There are several differently organized visual cues for telling and retelling stories and developing narratives for students with significant lan...
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Here are materials to be used all year long, year in and year out, to teach students with autism, language learning disabilities, complex communi...
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Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing language skills. Having a pair of students take turns giving an...
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A modified biography with picture supported text using Picture It, comprehension questions, 8 picture vocabulary cards, picture based story repor...
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Diane Georger  (TpT Seller)
Susan- I love your adapted book "If you lived in Colonial TImes.." Just wanted to give you a heads up before I post a rating- on the big pictures, the word "dentist" is reversed at the top of the picture. Can you fix that for me? ALso- is there a password I need to have to save it?

Thanks so much1 Diane Georger
April 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
Oh, wow. How strange. It didn't come up that way when I printed it to proof. The technology gremlins. I'll fix that right away. You shouldn't need a password to save it to your computer. It's just a pdf file. It's password protected from copying images, but that shouldn't impact saving it.
Thanks for the heads-up. Going to fix it right now.
April 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Pamela Hagan  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
I found you on the TPT forum in the group for newbies. I am your newest follower. Please checkout my store and Facebook page when you get a chance! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Smart-Board-Lessons/459295564182287
It is taking me a long time to get products out there and I do not have a family to take care of any longer. But it is fun and I have learned a lot of things reading the forum. I learned about starting work in the PowerPoint first. I learned I had to make things cute...lol. One of the biggest things I learned is, if the answer is not on the forum, it is probably in a you tube video. Good Luck and I look forward to following you and wish you the best!
Thank you!
March 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Pamela. Welcome to TPT. I've been here a little over a year now, and have seen lots of changes. I wish you lots of luck.
susan
March 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Cecelia Magro I Love 1st Grade
Hi Susan,
I see you live in California. We are considering moving there and are wondering about exceptional school districts in the LA surrounding areas. Our son is 13 with ASD and considerably behavioral. We are interested in great high schools and transition programs. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!
nycecelia@comcast.net
March 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
Oh, boy. I wish I had a good answer for you. I don't know a whole lot about LA districts - except when someone's lawyer asks me to do an independent evaluation. I don't drive that far anymore, so know more about San Diego and surrounding areas. I can ask around about what's up there. Are you looking for a placement in your local school, a nonpublic,...? Email me at languagelearningapps@gmail.com and I'll get back to you with whatever info I can dig up.
March 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Barbra W. re: Core Words to Go - Picture Communication AAC autism
Hello! I have a question about the size of each symbol. How big are the cards especially when cut individually? I find that some pic cards are too small. I personally prefer them to be a little bigger. Thanks!
February 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
They vary, depending on the board and format. Some are more than an inch or 1.5" , others are a little under. On a landscape page, there are between 6 and 8 across. (the 32 picture boards fit a TechSpeak). What I have suggested is to copy them larger. Not sure why you'd cut them apart? Do you need some pictures just on separate cards for a task?
February 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Tools for Teachers by Laurah J
Hi Susan,
I received your form submission for the Tech Tips Ebook, but the e-mail I sent to the address was returned. Can you e-mail me at tools4teachers.mrsj@gmail.com so I can send you the submission guidelines??

Thanks,
Laurah J.
February 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Kelly F. re: A program to teach Wh questions: Special Education Autism Speech Therapy
Do you recommend this over the ipad version? or are they essentially the same. I tried the free version of the app and I love it, but i am torn between buying the full version and buyign the paper version. Sometimes it is better to have tangible cards as opposed to using the ipad. what do you think?
February 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
I think each has its advantages. I used the paper version successfully long before there were iPads, and it does offer more flexibility. But if you have kids who really respond much better to the iPad interface, then I'd go with that.
February 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Kelly F.
in the description of the wh questions lesson for autism, you say it is a brief version. Is there a full version? I downloaded the free app and am debating whether to purchase the full version or to purchase your card version so i can have tangible picture cards to work with. Also in each version, how many possible combinations are there and how complex can it become?
January 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
In the app there are just over 10,000 questions, asked in a random rotation. I have not ever calculated the possible combinations with the picture cards (I have to confess, I don't even remember the equation for doing so).
The full version of the app is much much bigger than the lite version, and has more levels and more different sentence structures, which you can choose by going to different activities. With the cards, of course, you can choose your own sentence structures.
The paper version from TPT is the only one available. When I used it in therapy I probably had more pictures, but I'm not totally sure.
I hope that helps.
January 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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OK great, thank you!!
Laurie
January 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
The mini-bundle of Washington and Lincoln is up here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Presidents-Day-Bundle-Special-Education-Adapted-Biographies-1057299
for 4.75.
Thanks
susan
January 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: George Washington Adapted Biography: Presidents' Day for Special Education
Hey I have students with severe disabilities, mostly autism and some nonverbal. Middle school, I need two of these to compare and contrast with them. Which would you suggest nd can you bundle two together for a good price?
Thanks!!!! Laurie
January 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
I would probably do George and Abe together. I don't have other presidents, but I do have Martin Luther King, Thurgood Marshall and a bunch of women. The women are all bundled into a 9 set and is good for compare/contrast. If it's presidents, I'd stick with George and Lincoln. I can bundle them and post them by tonight.
January 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Dyslexia  and Multisensory Education
I read your profile! Wow! What have you found to be the biggest change in education since you started 35 years ago. I have only been teaching 25ish years.. and I feel sad for the newer teachers who are so bogged down by the paperwork aspect. Elizabeth
January 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
I've seen a lot of positive changes in special education, for one. When I did an internship in grad school, it was at a totally separate school for "educable and trainable mentally retarded" children. And autism was still a mental illness. Gen ed has done its usual pendulum thing, which seems to be constant. I still have books on whole language floating around. I'm not sure it will ever stop swinging and land in the middle with reasonable goals. My dad was a teacher, so I've been "in" education my whole life. I've been through mainstreaming, inclusion, language-based; a whole host of tags. And having been in several different states, I've also found that things are so cry different from one part of the country to the next. It's be nice to have some more consistently good structures everywhere. The paperwork does get worse and worse! I see new special ed teachers struggling to find time to actually make curriculum 'cause they spend so much time on paperwork.
January 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Texas Kindergarten Teacher
Texas Kindergarten Teacher  (TpT Seller) re: The Compound Word Book
On page 24 - there are a few typos.
The picture with the eyes - only says eyes and it should say eyeballs.
The picture with the shells - only says shells and it should say seashells.
I am using the little pictures from the answer key as the pieces to go with the pages of building the words, because they fit on the page better than the big cards, plus I am trying to conserve card stock.
Could you make a corrected version?
Thanks!
December 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
WOW! With all the thousands of downloads you're the only one who has caught those - or at least the only one to let me know. Thanks! That was my first freebie and I must have missed those darned typos. Thanks so much for calling them to my attention. I'll get them fixed and re-post it right away
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Ariella I.
Hi, this isn't actually a question, but I am not commenting on a product, but on a comment you made in response to feedback. I am an SLP working at a school for children with autism. My caseload is 98% autism. I constantly struggle with developing a curriculum and also finding materials. Almost all the materials out there have to be modified for my students, because most of them are also cognitively impaired. I would love to get your ideas on what you think are the most important skills to target for this population. Thanks, Ariella Ives
October 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
I try to aim for genuine communication. I focus on what the students really needs to be able to say in their life, as opposed to saying what we want them to. I try to build the precursors to being able to tell about something that they did - which is the basis for conversation, as well as a safety issue. So, I'm looking at them being able to identify people, places, actions. And being able to sequence. I also want them to be able to use those functional responses like "leave me alone" "don't like this" "want different" "too loud" etc. Those things that end up being behavior problems. I hope that answers your question. Feel free to email me any time at languagelearningapps@gmail.com
October 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Do you have a lesson plan template that you prefer?
October 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
I don't actually. When I worked doing therapy in the schools I didn't have to present my lesson plans to a principal because I was in multiple schools. So, I just kind of sketched them out on anything. And when I worked in an a.b.a. based nonpublic school the point was moot. Sorry not to be of any help.
October 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Where does one get the books by Susan Ward?
THANKS!
Cheryl
September 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
Do you mean Jennifer Ward? Amazon. - I got mine for my kindle on iPad but they have the paperback, too
September 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Hi I was wondering if you had developed any SLO's or essence (new NYSAA) baselines? Thank you-
September 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
No, I don't haven't. When I write IEP objectives, I develop objectives and goals for specific kiddos, but haven't thought about related objectives to specific products. I'll think about that.
September 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Task or Game Cards for Language for Special Ed, Speech Therapy, Gen. Ed.
Susan do some of the the task /game cards in this set have single pictures with the word label or are they all sets? I am looking for cards to label things around my house for common things my son sees everyday like bed, shoes, table, lamp, chair, etc.
If this set does not have single picture words, do you know where I can find some?
Thanks!
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
Laura, the task/game cards are all questions with multiple picture answers.
If you are looking for pictures for labels I'd be happy to make you some free of charge. Send me your email and a list of word you want to languagelearningapps@gmail.com and I'll get them to you tomorrow. It's easy peasy.
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Sera B. re: Guide to Curriculum Adaptation Differentiated Instruction & UDL
Does this cover how to differentiate Math?
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
These are guidelines for general modifications - like time, amount, spacing, notes, etc. There are some specific recommendations for reading and writing for kids with learning disabilities and language disorders, but nothing specifically for Math. You would get some benefit from the sections on the ways to think about adapting/modifying goals, changing materials/assignments/scheduling, the 9 basic ways to adapt materials and instruction (each of which has about a page of suggestions), general recommendations for kids with learning disabilitis, ways o look at your lessons, etc.
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Lynn Ubell  (TpT Seller) re: Guide to Curriculum Adaptation Differentiated Instruction & UDL
Hi, I would like to know if this is geared for special ed teacher who need to adapt and differentiate. Are you familiar with the Danielson observation system?
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
These are guidelines for general modifications - like time, amount, spacing, notes, etc. There are some specific recommendations for reading and writing for kids with learning disabilities and language disorders. You would get some benefit from the sections on the ways to think about adapting/modifying goals, changing materials/assignments/scheduling, the 9 basic ways to adapt materials and instruction (each of which has about a page of suggestions), general recommendations for kids with learning disabilitis, ways o look at your lessons, etc.
I had general ed teachers in mind, but it can also work for sped teachers. I'm not familiar with the Danielson system - I've never worked in a district that uses it.
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Carmela Fiorino Vieira  (TpT Seller)
Congratulations! Saw you in the newsletter! Hope you have a GREAT day!!

Carmela
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
Thank you!
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Suzanne L. re: Guide to Curriculum Adaptation Differentiated Instruction & UDL
Would love to use when talking with the teachers at my school about ways to include my EC students in their classrooms. However, do I need to buy multiple licenses for each time I use it?
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
That would depend on whether you are going to give them handouts. Ideally, of course, each teacher would get a copy and they'd each need a license for it. If you are going to use it for discussion, however, with no handouts, and just for your own students, then go ahead and get the one.
Thanks for asking. I appreciate it.
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Speech Therapy Games
Speech Therapy Games   (TpT Seller) re: FREEBIE trial of Swapping Sounds Task Cards for Struggling Spellers
Hi Susan,

Are these cards (and the paid resource) only available in uppercase lettering? They would be ideal for my students but at that stage they only recognize lower case print. Just wondered how easy it would be for you to include both options?
September 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
I used the upper case to stand out more, but I could certainly add lower case, too. I'll do that ASAP.
September 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Make Take Teach for Speech
Hi Susan- This is Julie from Make, Take & Teach. I'm trying to add you to the Pinterest board, but your name is not coming up as an option. This typically happens if a person is not following the board. If you are not yet following it, can you do that so that I can add you that way. I can also add you using your email (the one you gave to Pinterest). My email address is julie.vanalst@gmail.com. Thanks. I'll add you as soon as I can. Julie
August 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
I am following the board so that's strange
You can use my email berkowitzs@hotmail.com
August 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Tess W.
Do still have the Pete the Cat activities? I cannot find them.

Wakefieldfamily1234@yahoo.com
July 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
No, I took them down due to the request from the author that TPT sellers cease and desist. Wish I could use them - we ALL wish we could use Pete and Dr. S, but....there you have it. So sorry!
July 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Digital Art Warehouse
Digital Art Warehouse  (TpT Seller)
Hi! I'd love to invite you to pin to the TPT Homeschoolers board, but I need the link to your Pinterest boards. Thanks! -- Michelle
July 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
OMG did I forget to include that/
So sorry!
I had such a blast homeschooling my daughter.
http://pinterest.com/slpsdca
July 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Cara Taylor  (TpT Seller)
Hello Susan! Today you purchased a David clip art set from me and wished for a few other clips of him. Well, guess what? Your dream came true and I do have more of him, but just did not post them. If you send me your email address, I will send them to you for free. Thanks for your support, Cara;0) caraelizabethtaylor@gmail.com
July 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
I sent you an email in return - I thank you so very much and I will send you the item I make with them.
susan
July 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Categorize by Descriptor: Flower Power Summer Fun for vocabulary, speech therapy
I am having trouble printing this out. I can't seem to print all the flowers out on a page. The last row is cut in half. Any suggestions?
June 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
Hmm. Not sure the technical problem. Do you have the latest Adobe Reader? If you can't get it, let me know and your email and I will send you a copy of what you're missing. So sorry. I will check it out on my end, too.
June 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Michele Luck's Social Studies
Hey Susan!
Thank you for the dinner invitation, but we fly in late the first night, have his appointment and labs the next day, and then fly out early the next morning. I was just telling Arlene how I wished we had followed our original plans where we would have had more time to visit and vacation a little! Maybe next year?!
Thanks again for the invitation!
Michele :)
June 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
Michele, You're always welcome! Good luck.
susan
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Janet Rainey  (TpT Seller)
Hi Susan!
I wanted to send you something free of charge from my store for sharing in my 100 follower success. Sorry to be so late in getting it out, but I wanted to update my store first with things that were not already past their shelf life. (The majority of my items are based around specific holidays, and I seem to always be a holiday behind!) If you post your email here, I will send the item of your choice to you ASAP.) You can then delete this message, so others won't be able to view it. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks so much,
Janet:)

P.S. Congrats! Your followers have skyrocketed. Wow!
April 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
Janet, How sweet of you! I love your reading strategies and story elements product.
You can reach me at berkowitzs@hotmail.com
Yes, it's amazing the jump that came with the mention in the newsletter. It was really exciting!
I keep trying not to set hard goals, just to keep plugging along - no disappointments that way LOL
Good luck. You have some great items.
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I still live in Massachusetts. I teach Kindergarten at Chaffee School in Oxford, MA. When I left the Center that is where I went and am still there. I switched from teaching students with Autism (Special Education) to teach Kindergarten 3 years ago. I am well and still enjoy teaching. One of my girls will be getting married in January and the other is finishing her senior year of college. Time just goes so quickly. How is everything with you? Sandy
April 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
Sandy - Congrats on your daughter's wedding. How exciting - or are you exhausted yet? I worked in Milton schools for a while, then my husband got a job here in San Diego, so we've been here 15 1/2 years. I'm in my own private practice, where I do independent evals and school staff training - mostly for aac. And I consult to some group homes and the ARC and UCP. Keeps me busy.
My daughter's in law school. My son is....recently out of the hospital, again. Services for mental illness in this country are terrible!
We're well. So glad you found me here :)
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Hi Susan, I was just wondering if you are Susan Berkowitz who worked at The New England Center for Autism in Southboro, MA? I am Sandy Smith Granahan and used to work there. Sandy
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
That's me! Wow. Where are you now and how are you?
April 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

School Bells N Whistles
School Bells N Whistles  (TpT Seller) re: Purr-fectly Good Nouns,Verbs,Sentences: Practice with Adjectives & Adverbs
Oh and I almost forgot...I'm also from San Diego! But I now live in Vegas.
March 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
Oh, that's too funny. I've lived here for almost 16 years. I'm originally from the east coast. brrr
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Buyer re: Materials for "The Tiny Seed" - special education modifications
Can you explain what you mean when you say technology ties ins ? Are ios apps included?
Does that mean you include a code for a free app?
March 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
No, the apps aren't included - only the iTunes store can sell apps. And only app developers have access to promo codes, so I only have promo codes for my one app. But I do list some apps that are related to the topic if you'd like to use apps. It's hard to sift through the hundreds of thousands of apps looking for something so, if I know of an app that is related to the topic, I suggest it.
March 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Danielle Peeples
Danielle Peeples  (TpT Seller)
Hi Susan, I read your post on the forum, and wish you much success in 2013. I'm your newest follower.

:) Danielle
January 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
Danielle,
Thank you so very much! I love the forums as a way to see who else is out there and check out their stores. That's how I end up following people, too. I will go check out your store, too.
Happy New Year and good luck!
susan
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Buyer re: A program to teach Wh questions: Special Education Autism Speech Therapy
How many questions are included? Thank you. :)
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
OK, this is sort of hard to explain without seeing it, but there are no set questions, per se. The program works through a succession of steps, using a set of picture cards. There are 12 each of people, action, place, and time cards for each level of the program. You can combine these cards into literally hundreds of sentences. For each of these hundreds of sentences, there are - of course - 4 questions.
I hope that helps. If you have ever seen the QuestionIt app on the ipad, that is how it works (there is a free Lite version of it to look at that is very abbreviated but gives you the idea.
Please, let me know if you have more questions.
Thanks.
December 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Special Education - Peggy Simpson
Special Education - Peggy Simpson  (TpT Seller) re: The Compound Word Book
Now here's the bad part: I looked through each product and didn't see a single typos (makes me worried for my own stuff, as I am the world's worst speller). Good news is that weekly spelling tests have been proven worthless - you work on vocabulary instead. And, the other good part is that spelling has nothing to do with intelligence - thank goodness - or I'd be in BIG trouble. Take care and I'm sure you'll do great! Peggy Simpson Rescue Dogs
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susan berkowitz  (TpT Seller)
Peggy,
Thank you so much for the words of encouragement! I have found a few typos. I have a couple of neurological conditions that impact my fine motor skills. My head thinks one thing and my fingers have a life of their own. Or sometimes, 1 hand is faster than the other, so the letters are all there, but in the wrong order! I spend more time proofing my reports than actually writing them LOL
It's making me crazy - or, actually, crazier!
Doing this at night after work probably doesn't help, either. OK, deep breath....
And thanks, again.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a speech-language pathologist for 35 years, before which I taught kids with autism. I teach workshops locally and nationally. I have been in the classroom, therapy room, and worked as an administrator. I have worked in public and nonpublic schools. I currently specialize in alternative-augmentative communication for nonverbal students and in training staff to implement aac in their classrooms. I provide local and national workshops on augmentative communication and on teaching literacy skills to students with complex communication needs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Working with students with significant special needs has taught me to do whatever works - which can be different for every student in the group. While I have a strong background in applied behavior analysis from working with kids with autism, I utilize a wide variety of strategies and styles!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have had research papers published in peer review professional journals, and have presented at numerous national conferences and webinars.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, M. Ed. in School Administration, and extensive graduate level classes in Special Education (enough for a whole other Master's degree - but why?).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have 2 (grown) children, 1 husband, and 2 new kittens. I spend as much spare time as I can in my art studio, creating unique jewelry and mixed media assemblage art dolls.