Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Feel confident supporting AAC users with core vocabulary strategies with these curriculum activities for core word intervention. Teach core words in the context of interactive activities and provide decontextualized opportunities to practice core
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Games
$29.00
$25.65
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By Susan Berkowitz
Being a good friend can be difficult for some students. Help your students become kinder, better friends, and generally good people with this interactive friendship activity! This can be used for independent friendship learning or as a friendship
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Classroom Community, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.25
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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
Many students with language disorders, developmental disabilities, and Autism have difficulty knowing what to do in problem situations, as well as verbalizing those solutions. Try this problem solving bundle that provides well over 100 problem
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Internet Activities, Games
$25.25
$20.20
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do your students have difficulty processing language? Are you looking for therapy materials that focus on listening to descriptions and language processing skills? Formulation and comprehension of description clues is the focus of these activities.
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activboard Activities, Activities
CCSS:
SL.1.4, L.1.1f, L.1.5a
$21.25
$17.00
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Want to feel confident moving your AAC users to a more robust vocabulary? Get the second Year of Core Words implementation activities that will give you ready-made lessons for 192 core vocabulary words. You want your AAC users to have a robust
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Centers, Activities
$57.50
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By Susan Berkowitz
Books are great ways to help students with language skills of vocabulary, sequencing, comparing, predicting, re-telling, and more! This resource focuses on vocabulary, comparing, rhyming, and Wh/comprehension questions in particular. Vocabulary for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$5.75
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
Being able to sequence the series of events and actions in a story and retell the story are crucial language skills for academic success. The activities for these 4 books will give you many opportunities to build language skills for vocabulary,
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Lesson, Activities
$16.25
$13.00
1
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Need a fun activity to build understanding of descriptive words? Building vocabulary is an important academic skills; particular for those students who struggle with language. Adjectives are used to carry meaning, and we teach students to use them
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games
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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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