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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Give your students language-rich materials for use with the book, "The Tiny Seed." The materials have been designed with special needs students in mind; such as, students who need visual cues, language scaffolding, and/or picture based
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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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The book There Was An Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish by Jennifer Ward, offers multiple language targets; including vocabulary, sequencing, defining/describing, and more. This is another sequence book along the lines of the Old Lady Who
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Provide vocabulary practice for school words with these language-building activities, as well as some related skills. The book, “I’m Your Bus” by Marilyn Singer is used as a jumping off point for learning about the words associated with going to
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Using storybooks in speech therapy and early education provides students with knowledge about story structure and offers multiple language targets; including vocabulary, describing, sequencing and re-telling. This resource is lots of language-based
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In this resource for IBIS A True Whale Story you will find materials to hit target CCSS and specific language skills: *lesson plan ideas for 5 days and comprehension questions per Bloom’s taxonomy *12 vocabulary cards and 3 animal fact cards, plus
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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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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,
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Do you have students working on multiple targets or a group with differing objectives? Do you like to use story books in speech therapy to provide interest, context, and structure? Language Fun with the book There Was an Odd Princess Who Swallowed
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This is a bundle of 7 of my adapted informational texts for special education to meet the Common Core State Standards' call for more informational texts in special education. These are all science based books, and are perfect for both
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Welcome to a syllable counting practice activity for phonological awareness. Inside you will find: • 2 Game boards with baseball and ballet themes, with matching cards. • Sorting mat with 1, 2, and 3 syllable word cards. • Caterpillar syllable
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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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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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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
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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 is a bundle of 6 of my interactive informational texts adapted for special education and speech-language therapy; including: Bats Bears Habitats Under the Sea Whales Rocks Each set includes 1 or more books, images to place in the books to
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Students have fun following Bear through the forest seeing all the colors. On each color spread, help children find and name the colors. Answer the Wh questions in the 10 page interactive book. Includes Who, What, Where questions. Have students
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Incorporate guided and shared reading and literacy instruction into your group of special education students with the materials for The Little Red Hen, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, the 3 Billy Goats Gruff, and the Three Little Pigs, covering
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In this book companion to Verdi (by Janell Cannon) you will find: lesson plan instructions for 5 days of shared reading; including Before and After activities and setting the purpose for reading each day 36 vocabulary cards (with which to play
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In this resource for Stellaluna you will find materials to hit target CCSS and specific language skills: *lesson plan ideas for 5 days and comprehension questions per Bloom’s taxonomy *14 vocabulary cards plus 14 interactive notebook pocket flaps
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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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