Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Incorporate shared reading and literacy instruction into your groups of special education students with the materials for The Little Red Hen; covering vocabulary, sequencing, comprehension, retelling, grammar, reading & writing & word work,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Printables
$15.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you're struggling to provide standards based curriculum to your students with language disorders or significant communication needs, this science related language resource; with interactive books, sorting and defining activities, is for
Subjects:
Special Education, General Science, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$13.00
8 ratings
3.8
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By Susan Berkowitz
Incorporate guided and shared reading and literacy instruction into your group of special education students with the materials for The Three Little Pigs, covering vocabulary, sequencing, comprehension, retelling, grammar, reading &; writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Guided Reading Books, Printables
$17.50
8 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
Use the pictures on these story dice as visual prompts to help kids formulate short stories. Make them funny, sad, mysterious or more. These 30 dice, each with 6 choices to roll for answering Who, did What, When, and Where, as well as dice for
Subjects:
Special Education, Other (ELA), Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.50
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (125.99 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Do your students struggle with phonologixal awareness and beginning words? Some of our earliest reading activities are with word families. Using onset-rime to help students move forward with phonics and phonemic awareness beyond sight words is
Subjects:
Reading, Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
In order to make Special Education more robust we adapt content from the curriculum to meet their unique needs. For students with limited communication skills, this might mean adapting content area materials to provide symbol support for reading or
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.25
2 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you working on building language and literacy skills with your special needs students, but struggling with hitting all the bases? Then this group of resources is for you. Incorporate shared reading and literacy instruction into your group of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$17.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
Some research indicates that children with expressive/oral language deficits are 4-5 times more likely than peers to have reading & writing problems. One strategy for reading comprehension is connecting text to self; students’ understanding
Subjects:
Special Education, Writing, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
Incorporate guided and shared reading and literacy instruction into your group of special education students with the materials for Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, covering vocabulary, sequencing, comprehension, retelling, grammar, reading and writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Guided Reading Books, Printables
$16.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
Students in Special Education and many of those in general education who have language disorders are all needing to step up to access general education curriculum. For these students we need to make modifications and adaptations so that the material
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$9.00
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By Susan Berkowitz
Need to meet standards in reading and language with your students with language disorders? Having a hard time finding relevant resources? Look no further! This series of language-based activities will definitely cover all bases. Incorporate guided
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
$66.00
$52.80
2 ratings
3.8
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you want to introduce genuine writing to your students with special needs, language disorders, or Complex Communication Needs, this bundle of writing activities is for you! From using alternative pencils to writing simple stories ( from 1
Subjects:
Special Education, Writing, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$18.25
$16.43
1 rating
4.0
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
This is an activity that is fun, motivating, and addresses Common Core State Standards in Writing and Listening. What more can you ask? A great back to school activity that absolutely starts students off with a fun exercise that combines art,
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
All throughout the school year, we talk about holidays and teach children the words and symbols that go with that day. If you want to use interactive books to teach students the basic vocabulary - objects and actions - that go with the holidays,
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Winter
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
Life skills often need direct, explicit instruction in order for students to know how to participate in them, talk about them, and understand the vocabulary of them. This highly interactive unit about taking care of a pet and visiting the vet
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$5.75
1 rating
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
Life skills often need direct, explicit instruction in order for students to know how to participate in them, talk about them, and understand the vocabulary of them. This bundle of resources provides you with many lessons, from Caring for a Pet
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$22.50
$18.00
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By Susan Berkowitz
Here are 12 task cards to demonstrate my Word Family task cards that work on phoneme manipulation (deleting the initial sound and adding a new sound) to make words. This is an important skill for developing reading and decoding/encoding skills. If
Subjects:
Spelling, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
This is a sample of my UPDATED summer writing project that you can send home with students over the summer and review when school starts up again. Students practice writing skills over the summer, and provide you with sufficient information to help
Subjects:
Special Education, Writing, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (35.66 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This is a small sampling of the resources in my TPT store; highlighting the types of resources I sell for AAC, speech-language therapy, and literacy skills development. I have book companions, language games, augmentative communication resources,
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Professional Documents
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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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