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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
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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
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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
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...
$23.50
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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
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By Susan Berkowitz
This is a handout for teachers, speech-language pathologists and parents that describes strategies for developing literacy skills in students who are nonverbal and are using augmentative communication. Adults working with these students frequently
Subjects:
Professional Development, Reading Strategies, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Parents, Professional Documents
$3.75
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By Susan Berkowitz
Students who struggle with spelling, including those with dyslexia, often have difficulty with hearing the sounds in words and - more importantly - where those sounds move and change - to create other words. Here are (2 sets) of 90 practice words,
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Spelling
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Printables
$6.00
6
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for materials you can apply to any story you use in speech therapy or your class? Shared reading is a strategy to increase exposure to books, develop language and literacy skills in young children and students who are not yet readers.This
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.7, RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.2.1, CCRA.R.2
$11.00
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By Susan Berkowitz
Emergent communicators and AAC users often do not get sufficient early literacy instruction. The 3 resources in this comprehensive bundle work to build early literacy skill through phonological and pyemic awareness. Build CVC and CVCC words with
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$18.00
$14.40
2
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By Susan Berkowitz
Four familiar stories for shared reading activities to build language and literacy skills for emergent communicators in AAC and emergent literacy skill development for students with complex or significant disabilities. This bundle of familiar
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Guided Reading Books
$66.00
$52.80
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you working on building language and literacy skills with your special needs students, but struggling with hitting all the bases? Then this group of resources is for you.Incorporate shared reading and literacy instruction into your group of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$17.00
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By Susan Berkowitz
Practice with recognizing and using adjectives of color; with completing sentences and reading comprehension for color words as just some of the ways you can use this resource.Students choose the color to complete the sentence; you decide the array
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$3.75
5
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By Susan Berkowitz
Phonological awareness skills are the foundational skills for reading, and are language-based. Here is another tool to help you build those skills in struggling students with language disorders.Practice phonological awareness skills with this large
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Games
$6.75
3
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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 Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, covering vocabulary, sequencing, comprehension, retelling, grammar, reading and writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Guided Reading Books, Printables
$16.00
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do your students struggle with phonological awareness and beginning sounds in words? My word families task cards can help! Some of our earliest reading activities are with word families. Using onset-rime to help students move forward with phonics
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Assessment
$4.00
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you're looking for some new and fun ways to introduce genuine writing activities into your speech-language therapy or special ed classrooms, try this! Emergent writers in special education don't get enough genuine writing activities. While
Subjects:
Writing, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$4.00
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By Susan Berkowitz
Students in Special Education and many of those in general education who have language disorders are all needing to step up to access general education curriculum. For these students we need to make modifications and adaptations so that the material
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Notebooks, Activities
$10.00
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By Susan Berkowitz
Some research indicates that children with expressive/oral language deficits are 4-5 times more likely than peers to have reading & writing problems. One strategy for reading comprehension is connecting text to self; students’ understanding
Subjects:
Writing, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$5.00
1
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you have students who don't know or understand reading strategies, or can't use them without constant reminders? These visual cue cards are perfect for those students who need visual cues to help them remember what strategies they have and can
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Staff, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Other
$3.00
3
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By Susan Berkowitz
Focus on development language skills needed for success in Kindergarten with activities that meet the Common Core State Standards in language, reading, writing. Get your Pre-K students or child ready for Kindergarten with these engaging activities
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$10.00
2
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By Susan Berkowitz
Phonological Awareness skills are critical to reading development. But many of our special needs students are not taught these early literacy skills. Are you able to offer sufficient emergent early literacy instruction to your special needs/language
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
$22.25
$17.40
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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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