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Susan Berkowitz
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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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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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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 activity can be used with students who need to identify items by location, by function, by association. 5 rooms are provided: living room, d...
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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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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 David S...
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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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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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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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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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Meet the need for more informational texts for special education with this book about Living and Nonliving Things. This contains a mini science u...
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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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This resource contains materials to use with the book: "…if you lived in Colonial Times" by Ann McGovern. The materials can, however, stand on th...
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Here are 4 more therapist written books illustrating how to teach more of the early core vocabulary words to AAC users. Included are: I, you, w...
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This is a collection of visuals that present more than 50 opportunities to identify feelings, practice what to say, determine what/how someone mi...
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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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In this pack, please find 13 communication boards for your aac users. These are activity-based boards, using core and some fringe vocabulary. T...
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Many students are reluctant writers. For students with language and reading disorders writing is even more painful. These students need to exper...
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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.