Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
If you're looking for materials to teach your students what community safety signs actually mean, this is for you! Teaching them to identify community safety signs doesn’t help them if they don’t know what to do - or not to do - when they see them.
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$5.00
131
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By Susan Berkowitz
If your students struggle to answer questions about how to solve problems or tell what to do in difficult situations, then this problem solving resource is for them! Answering questions about problem situations can be difficult for students with
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Printables, Games
$10.50
166
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students in special education who are getting ready to apply for work? Do you need to prepare them for job interviews? Use role-playing to help your students land the jobs they want and need. Here is the resource that provides
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Vocational Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Simulations
$3.75
62
Digital Download PDF (6.87 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for stimuli to use to build students' length of response that are consistent from single word to sentences? Increasing the length of a student’s typical response and increasing his phrase and sentence complexity are often skills that SLPs
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$7.50
13
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for more Wh question materials? Answering wh questions can be very difficult skill for many children with language disorders and complex communication needs to master. Answering wh questions while using picture prompts is a great way to add
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables
$8.50
40
Digital Download PDF (34.61 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This is a combined set of 180 game or task cards for verbal problem solving; an important life and language skill for individuals with developmental and language disorders. This resource provides an opportunity to practice solving problems,
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Printables, Games
$18.25
$14.60
17
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you need a language activity that covers expressive language for pragmatics, semantics, story or event recall? This is the perfect pragmatics activity for your speech therapy classroom! This is a fun game to play during speech therapy time,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$5.00
26
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you are supporting students with poor executive function skills for organizing what they need for a task and getting organized, this resource will help for those routine, daily living tasks. Making associations between tasks and objects needed is
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$4.00
65
Digital Download PDF (55.92 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Frustrated by finding easy to use 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 semantic relationship skills that can be used as task cards in a
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards, Centers, Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, SL.1.4, L.K.1b, L.K.1e, L.K.5a, L.K.5b, L.1.1f, L.1.1i, L.1.5a, L.1.5b, L.2.1a
$13.75
23
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By Susan Berkowitz
Daily living routines, like sorting and doing the laundry, are perfect for building language skills. Target specific qualitative concepts needed for understanding how to sort laundry in language intervention with your students in speech therapy.
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Problem Solving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$5.75
56
Digital Download PDF (34.23 MB)
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
Use routines and daily activities to support language skills and associations. Life skills activities are a great way to support students in speech therapy who need language support in their daily lives. Many students learn language during the
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$8.50
85
Digital Download PDF (139.77 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Working with students with weak executive functioning skills? Do your students need help dressing for the weather in appropriate clothing or choosing the right clothes for the occasion? Can they talk about why they make their choices? We might
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Activities
$6.00
34
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By Susan Berkowitz
Students with language disorders can often master the formulation of simple sentences. However, they start to fall apart when asked to construct compound or complex sentences; sentences with modifiers, sentences with clauses, sentences that require
Subjects:
Grammar, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Task Cards, Centers
$3.00
12
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By Susan Berkowitz
Teaching students to recognize safety and community signs isn't functional unless you teach them what the signs mean. Do your students know what to do or not do when they see these signs? Print resource can be used as a file folder activity or as
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Printables
$8.00
$6.80
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Do you have a hard time coming up with situations for your students to use to tell about feelings? Some children - especially those with certain disabilities; like language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, & Asperger Syndrome - have
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, School Psychology, Special Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
$4.50
10
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By Susan Berkowitz
Many students with language disorders, developmental disabilities, and Autism have difficulty knowing what to do in problem situations, as well as verbalizing those solutions. Try this problem solving bundle that provides well over 100 problem
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Internet Activities, Games
$25.25
$20.20
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
If you're struggling with speech students who don't understand wh questions, or are having a hard time with their auditory memory when it comes to formulating answers, this is the perfect resource for you! I have been teaching wh questions for years
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Task Cards, Centers
$3.00
15
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By Susan Berkowitz
Identifying how they feel can be difficult for some students, particularly those with Autism or with Developmental Disabilities or Intellectual Disabilities. Feelings are not as concrete as some other terms and labels.. Use these 96 cards as a
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Printables, Games
$5.00
8
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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
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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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