Susan Berkowitz
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Susan Berkowitz
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This is a multi-page core & fringe vocabulary book. It goes into a 3-ring binder, as shown in the photos, after being printed and laminated. The first 2 pages make up the core vocabulary board that is visible/available at all times. There are
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Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One by Kate Duke is the best book ever for showing students how a story is put together and what story elements are needed. This exciting book walks students through the process of creating each story element. Absolutely
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Increasing the length of a student’s typical response and increasing his phrase and sentence complexity are often skills that SLPs work on in speech therapy with a wide variety of students. Most of the students I see use single word responses,
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This is a summer-themed language pack containing materials for vocabulary, giving and following directions, describing and formulating other expressive language, sequencing, phonological awareness, categorizing, counting and subtracting. ** It has
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Incorporate shared reading and literacy instruction into your group of special education students with the materials for The Little Red Hen, covering vocabulary, sequencing, comprehension, retelling, grammar, reading & writing & word work,
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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
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This is a fun activity for your augmentative communication users or other minimally verbal students can practice making phrases and sentences using core words. There are: • 20 dice, each with 6 core words (and 1 or 2 fringe words), • plus 1 die
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Many students with language disorders have difficulty answering Wh- Questions. This resource contains a variety of different Bingo-style cards to use for practice with answering Wh-questions. There are: • 5 different green Bingo cards for (39) What
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If you have augmentative communication users on your speech therapy caseload or in your classroom, and you need to practice expanding their 'utterance,' then this is a fun activity for you to use to build 2-word or longer phrases. Core Word Roll
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Included are 168 cards (revised 7-16) that cover a variety of language skills to practice in speech therapy, at home, or in class. Tasks include: name items within category, name items needed for a task, name items by descriptor,
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Wh- questions can be difficult for many kids to answer. Some get confused by which question is asking for what type of word. I solved that problem for many students with my Wh- question Program and the Question It app, but added practice is
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Work on multiple target skills with this fun resource to go with the book, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover," which has activities for vocabulary building, sequencing, negation, phonological awareness/reading foundations skills. In
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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
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This is a complete bundle of all of my core words books to date (11-2016). There are 5 resources-in-1: • 6 Core Words Books • More Core Words Books, • 6 More Core Words Books, • 6 Descriptive Core Words Books and 2-Word Core Word
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Make speech and language therapy a fun and challenging with these 12 thematic game boards to be used with any set of speech or language game cards, or with the 168 cards provided. Convenient, colorful, easy to set up and use - just about
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Do you work with augmentative communication users who need to work on moving beyond single word responses to more phrases and even sentences? Running out of ideas for ways to practice? This is a game similar to Scrabble®, but using words instead of
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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 &;
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Incorporate guided and shared reading and literacy instruction into your group of special education students with the materials for The 3 Billy Goats Gruff, covering vocabulary, sequencing, comprehension, retelling, grammar, reading &; writing
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This interactive resource is meant as a practice resource for building phrases, sentences, & specific parts of speech with students who are nonverbal (using AAC) and/or minimally verbal, or who need practice with specific structures. There are
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This simple book provides opportunities to practice verb tense and noun derivatives in intervention, or in a classroom. Multiple language targets for multi-level and/or different groups are provided. Inside this resource for language development
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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 toothache 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 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?).

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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