Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Build multiple language skills with books like "The Tiny Seed." This book companion resource includes language activities for labeling and sorting vocabulary, describe/compare/contrast, sequencing, phonological awareness skills. Great for students
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RF.K.2, RF.K.2b
$7.75
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By Susan Berkowitz
Tired of juggling all the materials, data and progress notes for your language intervention students? Help meet standards for language and for speaking-listening with your speech-language therapy or special education students in Kindergarten to 3rd
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...
$24.75
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By Susan Berkowitz
Incorporate shared reading strategies for language and literacy instruction into your group of speech therapy or special education students with the materials for The Three Little Pigs, covering vocabulary, sequencing, comprehension, retelling,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, 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
11
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you working on building language and literacy skills with your students, but struggling to hit all the objectives? Stories like The 3 Billy Goats Gruff are perfect for working on a variety of language objectives. Incorporate shared reading and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson, Centers, Activities
$17.00
5
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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:
Task Cards, Centers, Printables
$6.00
6
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By Susan Berkowitz
Incorporate shared reading and literacy instruction into your student sessions with these language building activities and materials for The Little Red Hen; covering vocabulary, sequencing, comprehension, retelling, grammar, reading & writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$15.50
7
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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:
Task Cards, Centers, Assessment
$4.00
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, Centers, Activities
$18.00
$14.40
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you love using books in speech therapy? Don't have time to make materials for every book? Try these language activities to extend the learning with the book Bill and Pete by Tomie de Paola. There is a lot of fun in this wonderfully funny book.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$4.75
5
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By Susan Berkowitz
Incorporate shared reading language and literacy activities in your group of speech therapy or special education students with the materials for Goldilocks and the 3 Bears; covering vocabulary, sequencing, comprehension, retelling, grammar, reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson, Centers, Activities
$16.00
6
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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:
Centers, Activities, Games
$6.75
3
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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
Level up your students' rhyming skills, one of the reading foundation skills, with this resource; in which you will find materials you can use as a companion to the book Frog on a Log?, but they can be used without the book, as well, in your
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Early Intervention, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson, Centers, Activities
CCSS:
RF.K.2, RF.K.2a
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (62.53 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Support students as they learn how to identify initial sounds in words. Phonological awareness skills are critical to literacy learning. Reading/decoding is predicated on students understanding the sound system of language. These are Reading
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$3.50
Digital Download PDF (2.86 MB)
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
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:
Task Cards, Centers, Activities
FREE
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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 12 free cards from the 90
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards, Centers
FREE
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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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