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By Susan Berkowitz
Need an evidence based way to teach students how to answer Wh questions in speech therapy? This activity has been based on years of experience and research and uses a unique process of beginning not with lists of Who, What doing, When and Where
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$15.00
214
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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
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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
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By Susan Berkowitz
Answering wh questions can be very difficult skill for many children with language disorders and complex communication needs to master. Answering wh questions while using picture prompts are a great way to add additional wh question practice to your
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables
$8.50
38
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for resources to help your students improve oral language, narrative development and storytelling skills? Use this collection of story elements pictures, visual cues, graphic organizers, and how-to information. These materials offer lots and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$8.50
14
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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
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you constantly looking for materials to teach students to answer ans ask Wh questions? Students in speech therapy often confused Who, When, Where, and What doing questions. Give your students specific practice in asking different types of Wh
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$4.00
42
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By Susan Berkowitz
You can move your AAC users past 1 word responses and start teaching them how to use 2-word phrases with core words. This is the next step in my Core Words Books series; putting together 2-word “utterances” with core words.Imagine your students
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$9.00
20
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you're supporting AAC users in telepractice, this resource is for you. AAC users need opportunities to practice using core words both in context and out. Practice formulating simple 3 word sentences with core words.This BOOM deck offers 30
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1, L.K.1d
$3.00
19
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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
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with language disorders who have a difficult time understanding basic pronouns? Discriminating he, she, they and it can be difficult for many students. In this deck, students drag images of boys and girls in action to
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$3.00
9
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By Susan Berkowitz
Increasing the length of a student’s typical response and increasing his phrase and sentence complexity are often skills that SLPs work on in speech therapy with a wide variety of students. Most of the students I see use single word responses,
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$6.00
13
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you work with students at early stages of language development? Do you work with mixed groups? This resource can really help you give students practice with talking about vocabulary; with naming items and people, answering Wh-questions about
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.3, SL.K.4, L.K.1b, L.K.1d, L.K.5a, L.K.5c
$7.75
11
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By Susan Berkowitz
Incorporate guided and shared reading and literacy instruction into your group of special education students with the materials for The Three Little Pigs, covering vocabulary, sequencing, comprehension, retelling, grammar, reading &; writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RI.K.1, RI.1.7, RF.K.1a, RF.K.1b, RF.K.2a, RF.K.2b, RF.K.2c...
$17.50
10
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By Susan Berkowitz
Supporting AAC users in tele-practice? Try this no print AAC core vocabulary activity resource for practicing pronoun - verb - object phrases. Works great in traditional settings, too! Just choose the correct pronoun, verb, and object that go with
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
$6.75
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
Searching for writing activities to implement with your students?? While many students are reluctant writers, students with language and reading disorders often have an even harder time! These students are encouraged through success with genuine
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Printables, Other
$8.00
17
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By Susan Berkowitz
Writing with symbols can be useful for AAC users, emergent writers, students with language disorders. Emergent writers who have communication disorders - especially complex communication needs - often have few opportunities to create genuine written
Subjects:
Writing, Tools for Common Core, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
$3.75
20
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By Susan Berkowitz
Help meet the Common Core State Standards for Language and for Speaking-Listening with your speech-language therapy or special education students in Kindergarten to 3rd grade, with the revised and improved Interactive Notebook for Language Skills.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities, Printables
$23.50
21
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By Susan Berkowitz
Students with language disorders can often master the formulation of simple sentences. However, they start to fall apart when asked to construct compound or complex sentences; sentences with modifiers, sentences with clauses, sentences that require
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Grammar, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Games
$3.00
11
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By Susan Berkowitz
Incorporate shared reading and literacy instruction into your groups of special education students with the materials for The Little Red Hen; covering vocabulary, sequencing, comprehension, retelling, grammar, reading & writing & word work,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Printables
$15.50
7
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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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