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Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you use book companions and shared reading in speech therapy to target multiple language skills with your students? The Napping House is perfect for building understanding of prepositional concepts, sequencing, phonological awareness, vocabulary,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$5.50
54
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By Susan Berkowitz
Build receptive and expressive language skills are during routines and every day activities. These are times that are familiar to the students, that happen frequently, and that proceed in the same sequence with the same language every time. They
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$31.50
$25.20
14
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By Susan Berkowitz
When working with students that have language disorders you know how difficult wh questions can be for them! This resource contains a winter theme filled with wh question examples to help your students better grasp what is a wh question and what
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$5.25
17
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By Susan Berkowitz
This resource provides lots of fun activities for following directions skills. This resource gives your students practice with following simple and complex directions. It now also includes more directions cards and added community helpers to put in
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$5.00
32
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By Susan Berkowitz
This is a fun game-like activity for practicing giving and following directions. Students assemble sandwiches with the ingredients provided, placing items on top, under, between each other. Or create more complex directions. Use it 1:1, in small
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$2.75
38
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By Susan Berkowitz
Being a good friend can be difficult for some students. Help your students become kinder, better friends, and generally good people with this interactive friendship activity! This can be used for independent friendship learning or as a friendship
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Classroom Community, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.25
12
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By Susan Berkowitz
This deck of BOOM cards provides errorless learning practice with identifying spatial locations. Build prepositional identification skills with this deck of 30 cards using fun images. Students with language disorders often have difficulty with these
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activboard Activities, Activities, Other
CCSS:
L.K.1e
$3.00
19
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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, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RI.K.1, RI.1.7, RF.K.1a, RF.K.1b, RF.K.2a, RF.K.2b, RF.K.2c...
$17.50
10
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By Susan Berkowitz
No time? No ink? No problem! If you like to use your iPad in speech language therapy or small groups in special education, this categorization activity is for you. It is a perfect time filler, sub plan for speech language therapy classes, or morning
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Other
$4.50
17
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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, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Printables
$15.50
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
Work on multiple target skills - especially in mixed groups - with this resource with multiple skills. This versatile resource can be used in two main ways; for following directions and for practice making sentences. And the latter skill can be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.60
20
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By Susan Berkowitz
The Gingerbread Man is a familiar story for students to use to practice describing, sequencing, retelling, vocabulary, and more receptive and expressive language tasks. These storybook-based materials for building language and meeting targets with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$5.00
6
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you need more resources for working on prepositions? Teaching prepositions to students with language disorders or delays can be difficult and repetitious. In this resource, practice prepositional phrases and sentences with winter themed
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Winter, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
8
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you're teaching core words to beginning AAC users you know they need a lot of practice in a variety of contexts. Interactive books and pictures can provide the extra generalization practice they need.AAC users need core words in order to build
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Internet Activities
$32.00
$25.60
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Guided Reading Books
$3.75
12
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By Susan Berkowitz
Out of time for prepping your next therapy session for practicing verbs/action words?This package of printables allows you to hit the copy machine and go -> straight to therapy.You can also use this pdf on your iPad in iBooks. Students can name
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.75
9
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By Susan Berkowitz
Understanding categories is an early piece of vocabulary building and working towards comprehension and semantic flexibility. Teach your young students about basic categories with this print and no print bundle.Includes animal, food and
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
L.K.5a, L.1.5a
$15.25
$12.95
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Teaching students about the people they encounter in daily lives is important for all students, and especially helpful for students with language disorders who have difficulty with learning vocabulary, This is an interactive unit about community
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$9.00
4
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By Susan Berkowitz
Let this resource help your students who need to build skills for following and giving directions. If you need to meet Common Core State Standards for listing and speaking with your students with language disorders this bundle of resources can help
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$26.75
$21.40
11
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Build vocabulary for colors with Bear Sees Colors. Students have fun following Bear through the forest seeing all the colors. On each color spread, help children find and name the colors. Make interactive books, complete puzzles, and other fun
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Early Intervention, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$5.25
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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