Susan Berkowitz
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Susan Berkowitz
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All kids can communicate. All kids can learn to read. http://kidzlearnlanguage.blogspot.com
 
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Try this helpful resource for students to learn the meanings of signs they see in the community and on the street. Not only do students need to recognize the signs; they need to comprehend what each sign means and what it means they should do/not
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Fun activities for following directions skills. This resource gives your student practice with following simple and complex directions. UPDATED: 7-2015 to include more directions cards and added community helpers to put in the town. This pack
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Do you need a language game that covers expressive language for pragmatics, semantics, story or event recall? This is a fun game to play during speech therapy time, language groups, social groups. There is: • a game board and a spinner to
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Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing receptive and expressive language skills. There are 2 different visual scenes and 60 picture stimuli to use to give/follow directions to embellish the scenes. NEW:
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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
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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
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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
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There are 6 fall scenes to use as the backgrounds and more than 40 pictures of objects and people to use to set into the scenes. Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing language skills. Having a pair of
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Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing language skills. In these two game sets, there is great clipart and the scenes are actual photos. There are 3 beach and 3 forest scenes and 4 pages full of picture
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While many students are reluctant writers, for students with language and reading disorders writing is even more painful. These students need to experience success with genuine writing activities, rather than receive writing assignments back from
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You will find in this resource activities for at least 5 days’ shared reading to go with the book for: 1. vocabulary - including vocabulary cards, matching activities, card game ideas, definition matching, define & describe, compare &
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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
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Help meet the Common Core State Standards with your speech-language therapy or special education students with the newly revised (10-15) and I'm proved Interactive Notebook for Language Skills. This resource contains the materials and activities
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Do you have students who need help with following and giving directions? Need to meet Common Core State Standards for listing and speaking? This following and giving directions bundle is a bundle of my speech and language products that work on
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If you need to teach core vocabulary use to beginning to intermediate AAC users; this resource is for the 2nd half of the Year of Core Words from PrAACticalAAC.org. • There is some background discussion of core vocabulary, prompting methods, and
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This resource is a mega-bundle of >330 pages of AAC core word practice opportunities; including: • event simulations (going to a burger restaurant or ice cream parlour, taking a hike through the woods, playing a race car game, going to the
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Another barrier games set for building receptive and expressive language skills in speech therapy or classrooms. (Revised 3-15) There are: 2 haunted house scenes, 3 spooky backgrounds in both color & b/w, and one additional spooky photo scene to
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If you are looking for materials and activities to teach your beginning AAC communicators here is a fantastic bundle of my 6 Core Words Books and the follow-up Teach Me 6 Core Words strategies and activities to teach core words resources. There are
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Barrier games make giving and following descriptive directions fun, as students build receptive & expressive lan gauge skills. There are 2 castle and 2 pirate ship scenes to use as the backgrounds and 40 pictures of objects and people to use to
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AAC users need 200 opportunities each day to practice using their AAC systems to become competent communicators. While optimal teaching stresses use of AAC in the context of daily routines and events, SLPs have intervention sessions to fill with
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a speech-language pathologist for >35 years, before which I taught 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 conferences and on webinars. I have also written more than 12 professional CEU hour courses for an on-line university program for SLPs about AAC. 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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