Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
This Wh Questions Activity resource is for you if you need an evidence-based program for students with language disorders and autism who struggle with answering Wh Questions! This how-to-answer Wh question program has been based on years of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$15.00
222
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you're looking for core vocabulary activities for your beginning AAC users, this resource is for you. This AAC Starter Kit resource is for you to get started with implementing core words now, even if you don't know a lot about AAC! Support
Subjects:
Specialty, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Lesson
$94.75
$76.20
46
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By Susan Berkowitz
This communication symbol phrase and sentence practice for AAC core words 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 core
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
41
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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:
Centers, Activities, Printables
$8.50
15
Digital Download PDF (270.13 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:
Centers, Activities
$13.00
24
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for stimuli to use to build students' length of response that are consistent from single word to sentences? Increasing the length of a student’s typical response and increasing his phrase and sentence complexity are often skills that SLPs
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$7.50
13
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for more Wh question materials? 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 is a great way to add
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables
$8.50
40
Digital Download PDF (34.61 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This is a requested bundle of aac core vocabulary, 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
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Lesson
$131.25
$105.00
4
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, Activities, Printables
$9.00
22
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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
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By Susan Berkowitz
Imagine your students using phrases and sentences! Here is more practice for aac users and students with limited language too sequence symbols and words into phrases and sentences.* 64 stimulus pictures: 32 3 word phrases 32 4 word
Subjects:
Grammar, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1
$6.00
14
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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
Having a hard time getting your AAC users to expand their responses? This is a fun activity for your augmentative communication users or other minimally verbal students. They can practice making phrases and sentences using core words with either the
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$4.75
17
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for a way to build morphology skills in your AAC users? Teach AAC users and students with limited speech to use verb tenses with these engaging activities that include paper-based and interactive craft activities.Morphology skills are often
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Grammar, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Lesson, Activities
$12.00
17
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By Susan Berkowitz
Struggling to keep on track with mixed groups and multiple objectives? This collection of language cards will meet the needs of numerous students in your groups. The variety of game boards keep sessions fresh and fun.Includes cards
Subjects:
Grammar, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Games, Task Cards
$43.00
$34.40
1
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Need an engaging activity to help students sequence symbols into phrases and sentences? This is a fun activity for students who use aac or have limited language skills to practice making symbol sentences without the pressure of needing to “make a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
$3.75
18
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By Susan Berkowitz
You've taught your students how to answer Wh Questions, now they need to learn how to ask them. Asking questions is a crucial part of conversations, class participation, and community living skills.Are you constantly looking for materials to teach
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$5.25
43
Digital Download PDF (153.77 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Supporting AAC users in telepractice? Try this no print / digital AAC core vocabulary activity resource for practicing pronoun - verb - object phrases. Works great in traditional settings, too! Students just choose the correct pronoun, verb, and
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
$6.75
7
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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:
Task Cards, Centers, Games
$3.00
12
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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
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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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