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Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you use book companions and shared reading in speech therapy to target multiple language skills with your students? The Napping House is perfect for building understanding of prepositional concepts, sequencing, phonological awareness, vocabulary,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$5.50
54
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By Susan Berkowitz
Barrier games are often used by speech-language pathologists to increase receptive and expressive language skills, for giving and following directions, as well as comparing and contrasting and describing. They are a fun way for students to work
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$20.75
$16.60
24
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Frustrated by figuring out simple therapy materials for mixed groups? Need materials to cover a range of language skills all in one place? This is a set of more than 300 cards for language skills that can be used as task cards in a classroom or
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
$14.75
23
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By Susan Berkowitz
Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing language skills for giving and following directions using spatial concepts and descriptive concepts. Having a pair of students take turns giving and following
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$1.75
23
Digital Download PDF (19.99 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This is a fun game-like activity for practicing giving and following directions. Students assemble sandwiches with the ingredients provided, placing items on top, under, between each other. Or create more complex directions. Use it 1:1, in small
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$2.75
38
Digital Download PDF (31.70 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This deck of BOOM cards provides errorless learning practice with identifying spatial locations. Build prepositional identification skills with this deck of 30 cards using fun images. Students with language disorders often have difficulty with these
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activboard Activities, Activities, Other
CCSS:
L.K.1e
$3.00
19
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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
21
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By Susan Berkowitz
Let this resource help your students who need to build skills for following and giving directions. If you need to meet Common Core State Standards for listing and speaking with your students with language disorders this bundle of resources can help
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$26.75
$21.40
11
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Work on multiple target skills - especially in mixed groups - with this resource with multiple skills. This versatile resource can be used in two main ways; for following directions and for practice making sentences. And the latter skill can be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.60
20
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By Susan Berkowitz
Designed to help you provide engaging activities for AAC implementation, this activity provides practice with early core words. Students who use AAC or have very limited speech practice using core vocabulary while taking an imaginary nature walk
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$6.50
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
Most SLPs in the schools have mixed groups to deal with; which means mixed targets to work into a single session. This bundle of game cards covers many of the skills your students are working on; including: categorization, plurals, possessives and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Printables, Games
$37.00
$29.60
5
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Do you need more resources for working on prepositions? Teaching prepositions to students with language disorders or delays can be difficult and repetitious. In this resource, practice prepositional phrases and sentences with winter themed
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Winter, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
8
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By Susan Berkowitz
Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing language skills. Having a pair of students take turns giving and following directions develops concise directing and describing skills in a fun activity. Students
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Games
$1.50
17
Digital Download PDF (18.98 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing language skills for giving and following directions using spatial concepts and descriptive concepts. Having a pair of students take turns giving and following
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
SL.K.3, SL.K.4
$1.75
14
Digital Download PDF (28.85 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing language skills for giving and following directions using spatial concepts and descriptive concepts. Having a pair of students take turns giving and following
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$3.00
23
Digital Download PDF (18.16 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for a fun and engaging way to work on building precise describing skills? This is a fun game to play in speech-language therapy to practice giving and following directions or producing and understanding descriptions. There are Wh-questions
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$4.00
8
Digital Download PDF (43.19 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing language skills for giving and following directions using spatial concepts and descriptive concepts. Having a pair of students take turns giving and following
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Activities
$3.00
5
Digital Download PDF (42.67 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This packet is aimed toward the SLP - or teacher - who has a varied caseload; some verbal, some nonverbal, some with more disordered language than others, some readers, some not, etc. Each activity stands alone, and the collection targets different
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Games
$4.00
10
Digital Download PDF (24.74 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you looking for a curriculum for your AAC users that builds core word use, formulation of phrases and sentences, formulation of narratives, and touches on writing skills? You've found it!This time and money-saving bundle provides enough
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Whole Courses, Activities
$659.75
$553.90
1
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing language skills for giving and following directions using spatial concepts and descriptive concepts. Having a pair of students take turns giving and following
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$3.00
14
Digital Download PDF (56.02 MB)
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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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