Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you constantly looking for resources for working on Wh questions? Answering wh questions is a struggle for many students with Autism and language disorders. This fall themed resource is a great way to teach wh questions that will keep your
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$6.00
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By Susan Berkowitz
Need materials for Black History Month or Women in History Month that are accessible to your students with language disorders? Rosa Parks is an icon of the desegregation movement, and this adapted biography makes informational text about her
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Black History Month, Women's History Month
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$4.50
18
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By Susan Berkowitz
Here are 8 activity-based picture communication boards for summer for your AAC users. AAC users all need a robust AAC system, but having core word based activity boards can be useful when engaging in specific activities. Also great for sending
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Centers, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
SL.K.1, SL.K.1b, SL.K.3, SL.K.4, L.K.1b, L.K.5c
$7.25
3
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for materials to teach about Martin Luther King Day in speech therapy or special education? My Martin Luther King Day Bundle for Special Education includes:An adapted biography with picture assisted text, Comprehension questions,Activities,
Subjects:
Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$6.50
$5.20
7
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
The solution for your hunt for adapted materials for biographies amd imformational texts is right here! This is a bundle of 2 adapted biographies; Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The biographies are supplies with two different levels of
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Presidents' Day, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$7.25
$5.80
10
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Support your AAC users all through the year with 4 seasonal resources for Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall that cover both core words and fringe vocabulary. There are many different interactive and engaging activities in each resource and students
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Lesson, Activities
$64.00
$51.50
3
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
This is a receptive and expressive language skills building resource for vocabulary, concepts, and sequences associated with Spring for speech therapy and special education. Students have multiple opportunities to learn thematic Spring vocabulary
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.K.2, RI.K.4, RI.K.7, RI.1.1, SL.K.4, SL.K.5, L.K.1b, L.K.1e, L.K.1f, L.K.5c
$11.00
13
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By Susan Berkowitz
Teaching core vocabulary words? You know students learn best through thematic units that build vocabulary sets with multiple variations and repetitions. Here are activities to teach your AAC users extended core vocabulary for a Fall theme. This
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Interactive Notebooks, Activities
$16.00
3
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By Susan Berkowitz
Working with students who need to practice using a variety of communicative intents?This game provides excellent practice to help students with language disorders develop better social language skills and use a variety of communication functions.
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.50
10
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By Susan Berkowitz
Trying to find materials to teach consistent core vocabulary to your AAC users? Provide your AAC users with extended core and fringe words by teaching in themes. This resource provides AAC users with multiple repetitions and contexts for learning
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Interactive Notebooks, Activities
$15.00
2
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for engaging activities for students who have a hard time with knowing what to say, how to say it, and to whom? Holiday times are particularly stressful for students who don't understand what they can and can't say. Use this social language
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$3.75
12
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By Susan Berkowitz
Being able to explain how things are the same, are different, and why is a skill we practice in language intervention. Being able to see, describe, and explain the critical features of two different objects, actions, or events is a critical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
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By Susan Berkowitz
Need more materials for your AAC users to practice making phrases? Try these Halloween scenes to elicit basic 3 and 4 word phrases with pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions. Great for verbal students who need visual cues to assist them with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
$4.00
5
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By Susan Berkowitz
Meet multiple language goals with this thematic unit for Winter. This is a receptive and expressive language skills building resource for vocabulary, concepts, and sequences associated with Winter for speech therapy and special education. Students
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.K.2, RI.K.4, RI.K.7, RI.1.1, SL.K.4, SL.K.5, L.K.1b, L.K.1e, L.K.1f, L.K.5c
$12.50
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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:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$4.00
8
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you constantly looking for more resources to work on Wh questions? Wh questions can be difficult for students with Autism and other language disorders! This resource contains a Winter theme filled with wh question examples to help your students
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$5.25
Digital Download PDF (148.05 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Here is another practice resource for your implementation for AAC (augmentative communication) users or students with limited expressive language; this time featuring more complex sentences - those with adjectives and prepositions. The theme is
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Winter, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$4.00
5
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By Susan Berkowitz
Want to add some fun to your sessions on building directing and describing skills? Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing language skills for giving and following directions using spatial concepts and
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Lesson
$4.25
8
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By Susan Berkowitz
Need adapted versions of classroom content your students can access? This adapted biography of Abraham Lincoln with picture supported text allows for differentiation within your group. Special education and speech therapy students can learn about
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Presidents' Day, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$3.50
8
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By Susan Berkowitz
Need fun materials to celebrate Earth Day in speech-language therapy? Build categorizing skills while focusing on Earth Day activities. Earth Day is when we tend to focus on recycling and Earth conservation, but our students should be recycling and
Subjects:
Life Skills, Earth Day, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$3.75
6
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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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