Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Build understanding of prepositional concepts, sequencing, phonological awareness, vocabulary, describing skills and more! This resource builds language and literacy skills with “The Napping House” by Audrey Wood. In this resource you will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$4.75
39 ratings
4.0
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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
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$2.75
34 ratings
3.9
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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:
Special Education, Other (ELA), Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$5.00
27 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
For many students with language disorders, answering Wh-questions is difficult, as are making inferences and predictions. Predicting and infering are often much more difficult than basic Wh questions. This game is a good tool in your intervention
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Games
$3.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
Work on multiple tagret 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, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.25
15 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you are working with students who need to develop categorization skills then this resource is perfect for you. A combination of colorful graphics and a variety of activities are included in this resource.This resource contains 9 different
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
12 ratings
3.9
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you've been working with students with language disorders, you know 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-
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.00
10 ratings
4.0
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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:
Vocabulary, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$26.00
$20.80
9 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
No time? No ink? No worries! If you like to use your iPad in speech therapy or small groups in special education, this categorization activity is for you. • 45 multiple choice items offer the names of 3 items/people/ places/etc. within a given
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Activities
$4.50
11 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
Here are 34 colorful (but not distracting) scenes for you to use with students who need practice using spatial concepts, descriptive concepts, phrases, sentences. Have students tell where the leaf is, what is happening to the leaves, which leaf is
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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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, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Guided Reading Books
$3.75
9 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
Here are 30 colorful (but not distracting) scenes for you to use with students who need practice using spatial concepts, descriptive concepts, phrases, sentences. Have students tell where the cupcake is, what is happening to the cupcakes, which
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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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
This packet is aimed toward the SLP - or teacher - who has a varied caseload; some verbal, some nonverbal, some more language disordered than others, some readers, some not, etc. These activities are all similar to others that I have in my store,
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you work with mixed groups in speech-language therapy, you need to be able to target multiple goals at once. These game cards for language are perfect for customizing the target skills within a single game. Here are: • 33 multiple choice cards
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Susan Berkowitz
Some of the best times to 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
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$28.75
$23.00
5 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Introduce your students to bears with these interactive, beginning informational texts for young children or students with special needs. There is a 14pg. book about bears (black and brown) and another book about polar bears. Each book page has a
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Informational Text
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
$4.00
6 ratings
3.9
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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
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (125.52 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This resource is perfect for supporting learning of vocabulary, sequences, and concepts about transportation. Have students categorize vocabulary, sequence activities and processes, and play some language games.This resource provides interactive
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$9.00
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.81 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Do you need more resources for working on prepositions? Try this in your toolbox. Teaching prepositions to students with language disorders or delays can be difficult and repetitious. In this resource, practice prepositional phrases and sentences
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.10 MB)
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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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