Susan Berkowitz

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All kids can communicate. All kids can learn to read. http://kidzlearnlanguage.blogspot.com
 
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Many students learn language first through the repetition of life routines. This categorizing life skills activity can be used with students who need to identify items by location, by function, or by association. • 5 rooms are provided: living
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Life skills are those skills needed for independent living, and include a variety of daily living, job, and community living skills. Language is easily built through these routine tasks, where the vocabulary, sequence, and descriptions are
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Meet the need for more informational texts for special education with this book about Living and Nonliving Things. This resource is packed with language-based activities for learning vocabulary, sequencing, describing, comparing, and more. This
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This resource provides you with file folder activities and games for: * matching items with their location, function, and associated items, sorting where things are used (includes home vs. school, and bedroom, bathroom, garage, dining room, things
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If you are working with students who need to develop categorization skills then this resource is perfect for you. A combination of colorful graphics and a variety of activities are included in this resource. This REVISED (9-2015) resource contains
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This is a language building resource for vocabulary and sequences associated with Spring for speech therapy and special education. Newly revised 6-2016 You will find: • Vocabulary picture cards for building receptive & expressive vocabulary
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Help your students think through being prepared for the situation or event; which is difficult for some students. Knowing what needs to be taken with one to different places and/or on different occasions can be confusing. Being organized enough to
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Give students practice with talking about vocabulary with naming items and people, answering Wh-questions about them, categorizing, describing, comparing & contrasting. In this activity, students are asked to name the pictured item; answer Wh
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If you're struggling to provide standards based curriculum to your students with language disorders or significant communication needs, this science related language resource; with interactive books, sorting and defining activities, is for
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This is a summer-themed language pack containing materials for vocabulary, giving and following directions, describing and formulating other expressive language, sequencing, phonological awareness, categorizing, counting and subtracting. ** It has
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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 games and activities that covers a wide range of AAC skills and
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Do you have students working on multiple targets or a group with differing objectives? Do you like to use story books in speech therapy to provide interest, context, and structure? Language Fun with the book There Was an Odd Princess Who Swallowed
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No time? No ink? No worries! If you like to use your iPad in speech therapy or small groups in special education, this categorization activity is for you. • 45 multiple choice items offer the names of 3 items/people/ places/etc. within a given
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This is a bundle of 7 of my adapted informational texts for special education to meet the Common Core State Standards' call for more informational texts in special education. These are all science based books, and are perfect for both
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Included are 168 cards (revised 7-16) that cover a variety of language skills to practice in speech therapy, at home, or in class. Tasks include: name items within category, name items needed for a task, name items by descriptor,
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Did you know that some of the best times to 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
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Here are more than 200 language cards for speech therapy practice. 90 additional cards are near-duplicates, but offer multiple choice images (b&w) for students who need an easier task or visual cues. Tasks include: list items needed for task,
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Students with language disorders need lots of repetition of skills to become competent. In this resource you can work on a variety f language targets with Fall themed activities. • There are 36 Fall vocabulary cards and 18 antonyms cards. Use them
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Make speech and language therapy a fun and challenging with these 12 thematic game boards to be used with any set of speech or language game cards, or with the 168 cards provided. Convenient, colorful, easy to set up and use - just about
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Vocabulary Bundle for Speech therapy, Special Education, Autism, covers concepts and language for school, seasons, math, and ADL and it contains more than 5 interactive books, a variety of sequences, and lots of vocabulary cards and activities.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a speech-language pathologist for >35 years, before which I taught 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 conferences and on webinars. I have also written more than 12 professional CEU hour courses for an on-line university program for SLPs about AAC. 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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