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Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
So many AAC users, so little planning time! Support augmentative communicators, as well as your nonverbal or minimally verbal students with core words in your speech therapy or special ed classroom groups. This AAC Starter Kit resource is for you to
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Specialty
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$94.75
$75.80
41
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Supporting AAC users learning core words? Finding AAC implementation resources that are focused on older students can be really difficult. Here are interactive books and activities featuring core words with older student images. Done for you
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$65.00
$52.00
13
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
If you are supporting AAC users and looking for time-saving done for you curriculum activities for core word intervention, this resource bundle offers supporting materials for PrAACticalAAC's Year of Core Words. I have combined the 1st 6 months and
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Games
$52.00
$41.60
33
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Are your students struggling with Wh questions? Learning how to answer Wh questions can be difficult for students with language disorders, especially students with autism. Imagine having enough Wh Questions materials to finally get you to student
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$38.50
$30.80
23
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
This is a combined set of 180 game or task cards for verbal problem solving; an important life and language skill for individuals with developmental and language disorders. This resource provides an opportunity to practice solving problems,
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Printables, Games
$18.00
$14.20
14
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
This describing bundle covers descriptions and definitions, words for showing about and telling about with use of visual cues, and is flexible enough to work with a variety of students with multiple targets. Perfect for mixed groups!Describe,
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Games
$19.50
$15.60
34
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Predicting what will happen is a difficult skill for some of our more concrete learners. Answering What if questions can be particularly difficult; much more so than the standard Wh-questions. Understanding of cause and effect even with fairly
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
9th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$6.00
$5.10
22
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
If you're supporting early AAC communicators, this is a bundle of 5 of my interactive books and core based boards, for implementing AAC and increasing communication for users of picture based communication (AAC). There are core word-based picture
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$69.00
$54.75
17
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Build receptive and expressive language skills are during routines and every day activities. These are times that are familiar to the students, that happen frequently, and that proceed in the same sequence with the same language every time. They
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$31.50
$25.20
14
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Work on core word implementation in your curriculum for AAC users. These clinician created interactive books illustrate each of the first 6 core words and give students practice with using them in the books and activities. Curriculum planning for:
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$23.00
$18.20
16
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Barrier games are often used by speech-language pathologists to increase receptive and expressive language skills, for giving and following directions, as well as comparing and contrasting and describing. They are a fun way for students to work
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$20.75
$16.60
24
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
If you are supporting AAC users and looking for curriculum activities for core word intervention, this resource bundle offers supporting materials for PrAACticalAAC's Year of Core Words. I have combined the 1st 6 months and the 2nd 6 months into one
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Games
$28.50
$25.65
9
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
This is a requested bundle of aac core word, language in life skills, and developing narratives resources appropriate for adolescents. It includes AAC core word activities, games, and interactive books for teens; language in life skills for older
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$129.75
$103.80
3
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
If you need to meet the needs of beginning AAC users and are confused about how to start, these resources are for you! Let me help you with information about core words, research, and materials. Teach core words in context, then practice with
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$58.75
$47.00
20
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
AAC resources that make implementation of core word strategies for early communicators so much easier! If you are looking for curriculum materials and activities to teach your beginning AAC communicators here is a fantastic bundle of my 6 More Core
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Specialty
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$21.00
$16.80
21
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you working with an augmentative communication user who needs to get to know their system better? Or who needs to move from single words to phrases and sentences? Try this bundle of core word games and activities that covers a wide range of AAC
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$11.25
$9.00
17
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Teach students who use AAC or are minimally verbal how to use core words to communicate with these interactive books showing the word in use.This is a bundle of 3 of my sets of interactive core vocabulary teaching books for aac (augmentative
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$40.75
$32.60
24
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
One of the key language skills that students need for academic and social success is an understanding of the elements and parts to a story. Story grammar is a part of understanding every storybook, historical events, and most conversations.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers, Activities
$21.00
$16.60
6
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Understanding categorization of vocabulary is essential in teaching semantic relationships, and is a skill worked on in speech-language therapy frequently. This bundle of three of my categorization resources provides lots of practice for basic
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$16.25
$14.00
11
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Let this resource help your students who need to build skills for following and giving directions. If you need to meet Common Core State Standards for listing and speaking with your students with language disorders this bundle of resources can help
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$26.75
$21.40
11
Bundle
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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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