Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Feel more confident with AAC implementation! This resource will provide you with up to a full school year's worth of implementation materials and activities for teaching core words to beginning AAC users. This resource provides a variety of
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$40.00
273
Digital Download PDF (168.94 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This communication symbol phrase and sentence practice for AAC users will de-stress your planning while providing a huge bundle of stimulus items to use. Time-saving made-for-you graphics with symbols to help students practice using phrases and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
L.1.1d, L.1.1f, CCRA.L.1
$20.00
39
Digital Download PDF (107.65 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Struggling to find core words therapy materials to help your augmentative communication users build their core vocabulary use? Not enough time to make your own for every core word? These interactive books focus on use of early core words: go, again,
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$14.00
128
Digital Download PDF (144.61 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
So many AAC users, so little planning time for teaching core words! Support augmentative communicators with core words in your speech therapy or special ed groups. This AAC Starter Kit resource is for you to get started with implementation now, even
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Specialty
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$94.75
$75.80
45
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Feel confident teaching core words to your teen augmentative communication users! Finding AAC implementation resources that are focused on older students can be really difficult. Here are interactive books and activities featuring core words with
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
Feel more confident with AAC implementation! This resource will provide you with up to a full school year's worth of implementation materials and activities for teaching core words to beginning AAC users. This resource provides a variety of
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$40.00
19
Digital Download PDF (247.51 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
No time to make AAC resources for your students? Get instant help with core vocabulary intervention for emerging communicators, AAC users, students with complex communication needs. This is the 3rd set of core word interactive books to add to your
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$13.00
21
Digital Download PDF (117.28 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Struggling to find core words therapy materials to help your AAC users build their core vocabulary use? These interactive books focus on use of early core words: I, you, want, that, it, mine, some, in, here, is, what, where; 12 of the early 25 core
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$13.75
60
Digital Download PDF (110.99 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you confused about how to teach AAC users core words? Or just don't have the time to create specific resources for AAC implementation? Let my resources help you! Here are 6 therapist written interactive books illustrating how to use 6 of the 25
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$13.00
23
Digital Download PDF (96.88 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Moving AAC users beyond single words can be difficult without targeted practice both in and out of the context or environment. If you need more structured practice for your aac users, here is a resource for you. Here is practice for AAC users or
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Other
$13.00
22
Digital Download PDF (58.16 MB)
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
Feel more confident teaching core vocabulary! You can move your AAC users past 1 word responses and start teaching them how to use 2-word phrases with core words. Interactive books give students less contextualized practice opportunities to carry
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$9.00
20
Digital Download PDF (34.14 MB)
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
My core words resources help you plan for integrating AAC core word implementation into your curriculum! Here are 6 interactive, therapist written books illustrating how to use 6 descriptive core words (adjectives/describing words). Help AAC users
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$9.00
16
Digital Download PDF (38.05 MB)
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
Ned to give your AAC users more practice with core words, but don't have time to make them all? Get instant help with core vocabulary intervention for emerging communicators, AAC users, students with complex communication needs. This is the 3rd set
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$12.00
15
Digital Download PDF (129.28 MB)
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
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
If you need help with resources for AAC practice expanding phrases, these resources are for you! Here is more practice for aac users and students with limited language with sequencing symbols and words into phrases and sentences.There are 66
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Grammar, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1
$5.25
14
Digital Download PDF (20.91 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This fun storybook from Tracey Corderoy provides excellent contexts for teaching "more," one of the beginning core words used by toddlers, early/emerging communicators, beginning AAC users. Storybooks can be used to build language skills for all
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Early Intervention, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.50
10
Digital Download PDF (17.46 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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