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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
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
10
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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
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
Here are four file folder activities for phonological awareness; the Reading Foundation skills in the CCSS; including initial and final sounds in words, counting syllables in words, and rhyming words in word families.Phonological awareness skills
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Reading, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$5.00
12
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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
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
Bundle
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
3
Bundle
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
5
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By Susan Berkowitz
Support students as they learn how to identify rhyming words. Phonological awareness skills are critical to literacy learning. Reading/decoding is predicated on students understanding the sound system of language.Each card presents a picture and
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$3.00
3
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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
6
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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
6
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By Susan Berkowitz
Book companions are used widely by speech pathologists to build language skills through literature. Here are some activities you can do with your students to extend the learning with the book Bill and Pete by Tomie de Paola. There is a lot of fun
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.75
5
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By Susan Berkowitz
Support students as they learn how to identify how many syllables in words. Phonological awareness skills are critical to literacy learning. Reading/decoding is predicated on students understanding the sound system of language.Each card presents
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$3.50
1
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By Susan Berkowitz
Whether you want your student/child to practice to maintain skills over the summer, need them to keep practicing to build skills, or want them to get ready for next year here are some cards you can use to get through vacation - or any time. There
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
FREE
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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
1
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
When I worked in a district with a French Immersion program, first grade teachers found students struggling to learn to read with no access to Resource Specialist support in French. I created some similar worksheets for them, and they found them
Subjects:
French, Phonics
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Task Cards, Printables
$4.50
3
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By Susan Berkowitz
Find phonological awareness activities that will keep your students engaged. This resource will make the grade with its sports and ballet themes to keep both the boys and girls on your caseload interested in counting syllables.Welcome to a syllable
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$3.00
4
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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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