Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Build multiple language skills with books like "The Tiny Seed." This book companion resource includes language activities for labeling and sorting vocabulary, describe/compare/contrast, sequencing, phonological awareness skills. Great for students
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RF.K.2, RF.K.2b
$7.75
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By Susan Berkowitz
Need visual cues and language activities for following the rules? Rules are important in all settings and especially in classrooms where students have difficulty with understanding and following them. Help students learn the rules with this resource
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$7.00
48
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By Susan Berkowitz
"The Snowy Day" is a classic storybook that offers multiple language opportunities for working on vocabulary, sequencing, categories, and - of course - retelling. Storybooks are used a lot in Speech-Language therapy to increase language skills and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.7, SL.K.2, L.K.1b, L.K.1d, L.K.5a, L.1.5a
$7.75
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By Susan Berkowitz
Learning about how our country started is a must in every class curriculum. But many of the concepts are abstract for special learners. This resource contains language-based materials to use with the book: "…if you lived in Colonial Times" by Ann
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
$5.00
31
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you use book companions and shared reading in speech therapy to target multiple language skills with your students? The Napping House is perfect for building understanding of prepositional concepts, sequencing, phonological awareness, vocabulary,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.4, RL.1.5, RL.1.6, RL.1.7
$6.00
56
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By Susan Berkowitz
Help students understand how to make inferences, understand body language and facial expressions and the intent of actions, from visual cues. "Pancakes for Breakfast" uses engaging visuals and story line you can use to help teach social
Subjects:
School Counseling, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$7.50
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By Susan Berkowitz
Love using stories in therapy? Fairy tales and folk tales are great for teaching about story elements and other language skills. They have definite problems with solutions and interesting characters and settings. Help your students - especially
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.K.7, RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.4, RL.1.7, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.6...
$6.00
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for accessible materials for the books you use in therapy or the classroom? Strega Nona is a classic storybook, and offers multiple opportunities to work on language skills. Using story books in intervention is a great way to increase
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RF.K.2e, RF.1.2, SL.1.2, SL.1.4, SL.1.5, L.K.1b, L.1.1f...
$8.00
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By Susan Berkowitz
This book, "They All Saw A CAT" is great for building descriptive language skills and talking about point of view. It is a lot of fun to help kids see how the cat is viewed by each of the other animals - bigger, smaller, mean, furry.Using
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$3.50
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By Susan Berkowitz
Great for building seasonal vocabulary and language for your students with language impairments. Teaching through storybooks or informational texts builds language skills in contextual activities. The 9 different language activities in this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.2, RI.K.1, RI.K.3, RI.1.1, RI.1.3, SL.1.4, L.K.1b, L.K.1d, L.K.1f, L.K.4, L.K.5a...
$4.25
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By Susan Berkowitz
Building vocabulary for adjective concepts with your AAC users or other early communicators? Storybooks provide a good decontextualized practice for teaching vocabulary to AAC users and other emergent communicators. These activities can be used
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$5.50
8
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By Susan Berkowitz
Love using stories in therapy? The Gingerbread Man is a familiar story for students to use to practice describing, sequencing, retelling, vocabulary, and more receptive and expressive language tasks. Save time with these engaging storybook-based
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Lesson, Activities
$5.00
6
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By Susan Berkowitz
This figurative language activity resource, containing multiple language activities, is an engaging book companion to Amelia Bedelia's misunderstanding of idioms, multiple meaning words, similes, and metaphors. The materials within this resource are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
L.3.4, L.3.5, L.3.5a
$6.00
21
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By Susan Berkowitz
This companion resource for Owl Moon by Jane Yolen (a 3rd grade book where I live) contains the following language-based activity materials • 18 vocabulary cards, • A vocabulary worksheet to use with any vocabulary word, and • An antonyms activity
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$4.50
9
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By Susan Berkowitz
'Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One' by Kate Duke is the perfect book for teaching students how to build stories and what story elements are needed. This book walks students through the process of creating each story element and building upon them.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson, Centers, Activities
$6.50
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you working on building language and literacy skills with your students, but struggling to hit all the objectives? Stories like The 3 Billy Goats Gruff are perfect for working on a variety of language objectives. Incorporate shared reading and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson, Centers, Activities
$17.00
5
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By Susan Berkowitz
Teach story elements and more using classic stories - fairy tales, like The Emperor's New Clothes. These language-based activities will help your students develop the concepts of story elements and increase vocabulary. Everyone knows fairy tales,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Centers, Activities
$6.00
4
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By Susan Berkowitz
Incorporate shared reading and literacy instruction into your student sessions with these language building activities and materials for The Little Red Hen; covering vocabulary, sequencing, comprehension, retelling, grammar, reading & writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$15.50
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By Susan Berkowitz
Help students learn language through literature and discussion of stories. This is a file of adapted materials for differentiated learning/special education for the book "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World"This is a fun book no matter where
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Centers, Guided Reading Books
$5.50
12
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By Susan Berkowitz
Classes move through books so quickly; how can you keep up with adapting them for your students?! Answer: use book companions to build language skills. This resource for IBIS A True Whale Story gives you materials to hit target CCSS and IEP specific
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Interactive Notebooks, Centers
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RF.K.2e, L.K.1b, L.K.6, L.1.1f
$5.50
6
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a speech-language pathologist for 40 years, before which I worked with kids with autism. 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 teach workshops locally and nationally on augmentative communication and on teaching literacy skills to students with complex communication needs, and have written CEU on-line courses for SLPs about AAC. I have published research articles in peer reviewed journals, and spent considerable time working on translating research into practice.

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! I want to teach teachers and SLPs to consider all options for teaching students with Complex Communication Needs because we need to presume competence for ALL kids. I feel strongly that if a child doesn't learn HE has not failed. WE have.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have had research papers published in peer review professional journals, and have presented at numerous national and international conferences and on webinars. I have also written more than 16 professional CEU hour courses for an on-line university program for SLPs about AAC. And have recently written a book about AAC implementation for parents, teachers, and SLPs. My blog has been named one of the top 5 AAC blogs, one of the top100 Language blogs and top 100 speech therapy blogs.

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?). I believe this varied background has given me a deeper understanding of what these kids - and their teachers - need.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have 2 (grown) children, 1 husband, and 2 cats. I spend as much spare time as I can in my art studio, creating unique jewelry and mixed media assemblage art dolls, or just stealing time for a quick sketch.

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