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Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students who are getting ready for work? Do you need to prepare them for job interviews? Here is the resource that provides sample interview questions, strength and weakness surveys and even appropriate attire questions. Use
Subjects:
Life Skills, Vocational Education, Special Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Simulations, Activities, Printables
$3.00
49
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By Susan Berkowitz
Give your students these language rich materials for use with the book, "The Tiny Seed". This book companion resource with included language activities has been designed with speech therapy and special education students in mind; such as, students
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RF.K.2, RF.K.2b
$7.25
51
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By Susan Berkowitz
Bring awesome informational texts to your students with special needs and teach their vocabulary in speech therapy! This resource will help you teach U.S. Geography, including major landmarks, locations, and famous places. This targeted vocabulary
Subjects:
Geography, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$9.25
56
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By Susan Berkowitz
This 5 senses resource, 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 activities relating to the five senses and teacher instructions, as well as before and
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Nonfiction Book Study, Printables
$11.00
17
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By Susan Berkowitz
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.Great for
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RI.K.2, RI.K.4, RI.K.7, SL.K.4
$4.75
24
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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 Plans (Individual), 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
This resource is perfect for providing standards-based differentiation curriculum to your students with language disorder or communication needs. Inside to help you with differentiation you'll find 5 books with game boards, vocabulary cards, and
Subjects:
General Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$13.00
8
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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 Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$6.25
$5.00
6
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Rosa Parks is an icon of the desegregation movement, and this adapted biography makes informational text about her accessible to students who are in special education or speech-language therapy. Using picture assisted text, interactive informational
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Black History Month, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$4.50
17
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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 Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$6.75
9
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By Susan Berkowitz
Working to meet the need for more informational text in special education? Need to provide modified materials for your students with language disorders in general education? Teach them about the weather with this clinician written text, provided at
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$8.25
11
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By Susan Berkowitz
Help meet the CCSS to introduce more informational text to special needs students with this Science text on rocks. Learn about rocks with interactive activities and books while having fun. This resource includes:An 18 page clinician written book
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Activities, Printables
$5.00
10
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By Susan Berkowitz
Learn about bats in this interactive book with additional language activities. The CCSS call for more use of informational texts; especially for students in special education. This is an interactive book about bats that provides for informational
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Activities, Printables
$4.50
7
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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:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$5.00
28
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By Susan Berkowitz
Adapted informational text for students with language disorders that is specifically differentiated for them. This is a therapist-created book about African animals, to meet the Common Core requirement for more expository/nonfiction texts in
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Activities, Printables
$6.00
12
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By Susan Berkowitz
Struggling to keep up with all the classroom content in intervention settings? These interactive science texts are perfect for augmenting your curriculum for students in special education and/or speech-language therapy. This is a bundle of 6 of my
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Activities, Printables
$28.00
$22.40
4
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Teaching students about the people they encounter in daily lives is important for all students, and especially helpful for students with language disorders who have difficulty with learning vocabulary, This is an interactive unit about community
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$9.00
4
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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 Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$7.25
$5.80
10
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Introduce your students to bears with these interactive, beginning informational texts for young children or students with special needs. Includes craftivities for brown bears and polar bears.Contents:A 14pg. interactive book about bears (black and
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Nonfiction Book Study, Activities
$4.00
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
This activity pack for Martin Luther King Day for speech therapy is for students with special needs, those who need picture supported text, or who need pictures to communicate. This is a biography about Dr. King, with 2 levels of picture supported
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Martin Luther King Day, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.25
8
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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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