Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Need fun ways to work on defining, describing, comparing, contrasting, and telling about? 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
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Games
CCSS:
SL.K.3, SL.K.4, SL.1.4, SL.2.4, L.K.1b, L.K.5a, L.1.1f, L.1.5a, L.1.5b
$19.50
$15.60
34
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
If you are supporting students with poor executive function skills for organizing what they need for a task and getting organized, this resource will help for those routine, daily living tasks. Making associations between tasks and objects needed is
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$4.00
65
Digital Download PDF (55.92 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Frustrated by finding easy to use therapy materials for mixed groups? Need materials to cover a range of language skills all in one place? This is a set of more than 300 cards for semantic relationship skills that can be used as task cards in a
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards, Centers, Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, SL.1.4, L.K.1b, L.K.1e, L.K.5a, L.K.5b, L.1.1f, L.1.1i, L.1.5a, L.1.5b, L.2.1a
$13.75
23
Digital Download PDF (18.33 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Daily living routines, like sorting and doing the laundry, are perfect for building language skills. Target specific qualitative concepts needed for understanding how to sort laundry in language intervention with your students in speech therapy.
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Problem Solving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$5.75
56
Digital Download PDF (34.23 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Help your students think through being prepared for the situation or event; which is difficult for some students whose executive function skills aren't always on point. Knowing what needs to be taken with one to different places and/or on different
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$7.00
15
Digital Download PDF (36.75 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Do you need materials for groups of mixed students at early stages of expressive language development? This resource can really help you give students practice with talking about vocabulary; with naming items and people, answering Wh-questions
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.3, SL.K.4, L.K.1b, L.K.1d, L.K.5a, L.K.5c
$10.00
11
Digital Download PDF (92.66 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Tired of juggling all the materials, data and progress notes for your language intervention students? Help meet standards for language and for speaking-listening with your speech-language therapy or special education students in Kindergarten to 3rd
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
SL.K.2, SL.K.4, SL.1.4, SL.1.6, SL.2.3, SL.2.4, SL.2.6, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, L.K.1c, L.K.1d...
$24.75
22
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By Susan Berkowitz
Students with significant language disorders need visual supports for telling about items; even favorite objects brought for "Show and Tell." Being able to describe or tell about things is a crucial academic and social language skill.Here are
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Lesson, Printables
$6.00
24
Digital Download PDF (9.37 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Use routines and daily activities to support language skills and associations. Life skills activities are a great way to support students in speech therapy who need language support in their daily lives. Many students learn language during the
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$8.50
85
Digital Download PDF (139.77 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Need to connect your intervention to core curriculum? This resource about the five senses, which is over 100 pages, contains 5 books - one for each of the five senses, all with picture support! Each of the five books comes with language based
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Printables
$11.00
18
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you need activities for basic concepts skills? Look no further for simple yet engaging activities to practice language skills for vocabulary concepts needed in daily living activities. Students with language learning disabilities, including
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.25
23
Digital Download PDF (174.82 MB)
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
Are you looking for a curriculum for your AAC users that builds core word use, formulation of phrases and sentences, formulation of narratives, and touches on writing skills? Feel confident implementing core vocabulary with your nonverbal and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Activities
$679.25
$574.90
1
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Want to feel confident moving your AAC users to a more robust vocabulary? Get the second Year of Core Words implementation activities that will give you ready-made lessons for 192 core vocabulary words. You want your AAC users to have a robust
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Centers, Activities
$57.50
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
Most SLPs in the schools have mixed groups to deal with; which means mixed targets to work into a single session. This bundle of game cards covers many of the skills your students are working on; including: categorization, plurals, possessives and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Printables, Games
$37.00
$29.60
5
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
This is a receptive and expressive language skills building resource for vocabulary, concepts, and sequences associated with Spring for speech therapy and special education. Students have multiple opportunities to learn thematic Spring vocabulary
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.K.2, RI.K.4, RI.K.7, RI.1.1, SL.K.4, SL.K.5, L.K.1b, L.K.1e, L.K.1f, L.K.5c
$11.00
13
Digital Download PDF (103.74 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Teaching describing, comparing, contrasting skills? Looking for functional materials that relate to classroom content? This resource is perfect for providing standards-based differentiation curriculum to your students with language disorder or
Subjects:
General Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Lesson, Printables
$13.00
9
Digital Download PDF (76.08 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking to go beyond practicing simple, common noun categories? Want students to categorize items by using describing words (adjectives)? This resource provides 23 descriptive categories using a fun Spring-Summer flower theme for your
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Summer, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.K.5a, L.1.1f
$3.50
7
Digital Download PDF (55.55 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Supporting language learners who are also learning life skills? Categories are important building blocks in language, and critical for understanding how things are related and organized in the classroom and elsewhere. Help them learn how to find
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Lesson
$4.00
3
Digital Download PDF (119.62 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
If you have AAC users to support this resource provides multiple opportunities to practice navigating through the system by identifying which category symbol will lead them to the word they want. Core word AAC implementation gives students access to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Activities
$4.00
7
Digital Download PDF (2.00 MB)
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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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