Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students in special education who are getting ready to apply for work? Do you need to prepare them for job interviews? Use role-playing to help your students land the jobs they want and need. Here is the resource that provides
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Vocational Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Simulations
$3.75
62
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By Susan Berkowitz
Help students learn classroom content vocabulary and concepts for U.S. Geography with interactive books and language activities. Bring awesome adapted informational texts to your students with special needs and teach their vocabulary in speech
Subjects:
Geography, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$10.50
57
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By Susan Berkowitz
Learning about how our country started is a must in every class curriculum. But many of the concepts are abstract for special learners. This resource contains language-based materials to use with the book: "…if you lived in Colonial Times" by Ann
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
$5.00
31
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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
Great for building seasonal vocabulary and language for your students with language impairments. Teaching through storybooks or informational texts builds language skills in contextual activities. The 9 different language activities in this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.2, RI.K.1, RI.K.3, RI.1.1, RI.1.3, SL.1.4, L.K.1b, L.K.1d, L.K.1f, L.K.4, L.K.5a...
$4.25
13
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you need adapted materials to teach the concepts of living and nonliving, this resource is for you! Meet the need for more informational texts for connecting speech therapy or special education to core content with this book about living and
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.K.2, RI.K.4, RI.K.7, SL.K.4
$4.75
25
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By Susan Berkowitz
Need materials for Black History Month or Women in History Month that are accessible to your students with language disorders? Rosa Parks is an icon of the desegregation movement, and this adapted biography makes informational text about her
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Black History Month, Women's History Month
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$4.50
18
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for materials to teach about Martin Luther King Day in speech therapy or special education? My Martin Luther King Day Bundle for Special Education includes:An adapted biography with picture assisted text, Comprehension questions,Activities,
Subjects:
Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$6.50
$5.20
7
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
The solution for your hunt for adapted materials for biographies amd imformational texts is right here! This is a bundle of 2 adapted biographies; Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The biographies are supplies with two different levels of
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Presidents' Day, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$7.25
$5.80
10
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
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for fun language activities to support access to classroom content for your students with language disorders this Martin Luther King Day? This activity pack for Martin Luther King Day for speech therapy is for students with special needs,
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Martin Luther King Day, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$3.50
9
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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
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By Susan Berkowitz
Teaching language skills with a transportation theme? Students learn vocabulary best with multiple exposures in a variety of thematic activities. These language activities build transportation vocabulary while increasing understanding and use of
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$9.50
9
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By Susan Berkowitz
Teach students vocabulary and language of routine tasks for daily living skills in the bathroom. Life skills routines are a great time to teach language and communication skills. This packet contains:The 4 bathroom visual scenes have pictures and
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$6.75
9
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By Susan Berkowitz
Adapted informational text and language activities for students with language disorders, that is specifically differentiated for them. This is a therapist-created book about African animals, to meet the requirement for more expository/nonfiction
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables
$6.00
12
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By Susan Berkowitz
Struggling to keep up with all the classroom content in your therapy sessions? These adapted interactive science texts are perfect for augmenting your curriculum for students in speech-language therapy and/or special education.This is a bundle of 6
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.K.1b, L.K.5a, L.1.1f, L.1.5a, L.1.5b
$28.50
$22.80
4
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Need adapted materials to teach students with language disorders about bears? Introduce your students to bears with these interactive, beginning informational texts for young children or students with special needs. Includes craftivities for brown
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.1.1, RI.1.7, RI.2.1, L.K.1f
$4.00
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you need to provide modified materials for your students with language disorders in informational text and classroom content, teach them about the weather with this clinician written text, provided at three levels of difficulty, along with
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$9.00
11
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By Susan Berkowitz
Students learn vocabulary better with thematic activities that build receptive and expressive language skills with repetition and variation, like this farm themed resource. Focus on nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions with interactive activities
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Early Intervention, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$6.75
2
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for core content materials that meet the needs of your students with language disorders? Students learn about bats in this interactive book with additional language activities. This is an interactive book about bats that provides for
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
$4.50
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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