Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for resources to help your students improve oral language, narrative development and storytelling skills? Use this collection of story elements pictures, visual cues, graphic organizers, and how-to information. These materials offer lots and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
$8.50
15
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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
54
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By Susan Berkowitz
"The Snowy Day" is a classic storybook that offers multiple language opportunities for working on vocabulary, sequencing, categories, and - of course - retelling. Storybooks are used a lot in Speech-Language therapy to increase language skills and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.7, SL.K.2, L.K.1b, L.K.1d, L.K.5a, L.1.5a
$7.75
30
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you are working to improve students' personal narratives, stories, and story retells, these differentiated visual cues and templates are ready-made. This resource contains several differently organized visual cues for telling and retelling
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Centers, Printables
$5.00
35
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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:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.4, RL.1.5, RL.1.6, RL.1.7
$6.00
56
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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
22
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By Susan Berkowitz
Love using stories in therapy? Fairy tales and folk tales are great for teaching about story elements and other language skills. They have definite problems with solutions and interesting characters and settings. Help your students - especially
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.K.7, RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.4, RL.1.7, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.6...
$6.00
11
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for materials to cover multiple objectives for listening comprehension, sequencing skills, and story retelling? Listening, answering questions about what they have heard, and sequencing the elements in auditory input are all crucial language
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
SL.K.2, SL.K.4, SL.1.2, SL.1.4, SL.1.6
$10.00
38
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By Susan Berkowitz
Need a fun activity for working on narratives and story telling skills that is different every time you use it? Use the pictures on these story dice as visual prompts to help kids create unique short stories. Make them funny, sad, mysterious or
Subjects:
Special Education, Other (ELA), Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Centers
$5.50
12
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By Susan Berkowitz
Build receptive and expressive language skills during routines and every day activities. These are times that are familiar to the students, that happen frequently, and that proceed in the same sequence with the same language every time. They provide
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$35.25
$28.20
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By Susan Berkowitz
Constantly looking for more sequencing resources? Do you have students who have difficulty with listening skills and sequencing skills in your speech language therapy classroom? Many students in speech language therapy or with significant language
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
SL.1.2
$6.25
34
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for accessible materials for the books you use in therapy or the classroom? Strega Nona is a classic storybook, and offers multiple opportunities to work on language skills. Using story books in intervention is a great way to increase
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RF.K.2e, RF.1.2, SL.1.2, SL.1.4, SL.1.5, L.K.1b, L.1.1f...
$8.00
24
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By Susan Berkowitz
Great for building seasonal vocabulary and language for your students with language impairments. Teaching through storybooks or informational texts builds language skills in contextual activities. The 9 different language activities in this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.2, RI.K.1, RI.K.3, RI.1.1, RI.1.3, SL.1.4, L.K.1b, L.K.1d, L.K.1f, L.K.4, L.K.5a...
$4.25
13
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By Susan Berkowitz
Practice sequencing skills for life skills tasks, for building conversational skills and personal narratives, and for telling and retelling stories. Here are some simple 3 & 4 picture sequences for students to complete. Includes sentence
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$5.50
7
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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
Making inferences is the art of making good guesses based on the evidence or information you have in front of you. This collection of 136 task cards for teaching making inference in speech therapy includes both pictures and text cards to encompass
Subjects:
Special Education, Other (ELA), Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Lesson
$7.50
4
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By Susan Berkowitz
Love using stories in therapy? The Gingerbread Man is a familiar story for students to use to practice describing, sequencing, retelling, vocabulary, and more receptive and expressive language tasks. Save time with these engaging storybook-based
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Lesson, Activities
$5.00
6
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By Susan Berkowitz
Many students struggle with sequencing what they have hard. And many SLPs struggle to create sequences at different levels of complexity for students in groups whose skills are at different levels. This resource solves that problem for you!It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Centers
$3.10
4
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By Susan Berkowitz
This companion resource for Owl Moon by Jane Yolen (a 3rd grade book where I live) contains the following language-based activity materials • 18 vocabulary cards, • A vocabulary worksheet to use with any vocabulary word, and • An antonyms activity
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$4.50
9
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By Susan Berkowitz
'Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One' by Kate Duke is the perfect book for teaching students how to build stories and what story elements are needed. This book walks students through the process of creating each story element and building upon them.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson, Centers, Activities
$6.50
7
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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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