Susan Berkowitz

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Susan Berkowitz
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Students with language disorders can have difficulty with formulating explanations or telling what to do. This is a set of 180 game cards for verbal problem solving; an important life and language skill for individuals with developmental and
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Life skills are those skills needed for independent living, and include a variety of daily living, job, and community living skills. Language is easily built through these routine tasks, where the vocabulary, sequence, and descriptions are
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Learn about U.S. geography; including major landmarks, geographical locations, and famous places are covered with great visuals and easy to understand text. with this adapted and interactive U.S. Geography book for use in speech-language therapy or
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Prepare your students for community-based social language skills. Teach them to think about situations and find the right thing to do or say. This is a set of 96 game or task cards for verbal problem solving; an important life and language skill
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Do your students have difficulty knowing the right thing to say? Do they have trouble connecting what people are saying to their facial expressions and body language? Can they read the mis-match between one person’s speech and another’s expression?
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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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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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AAC implementation resources to the rescue! Don't search for structured aac phrases and sentences practice. They are here! This is the 3rd set for phrase practice for aac users or those with limited language. • focus on pronoun + verb + object
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There are 5 books - one for each of the senses, using picture supports from Symbol Stix. Each book comes with teacher instructions, with before and after reading discussion and activities. There is a communication board specific to some activities
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A modified biography of Rosa Parks with picture supported text using Picture It, comprehension questions, 8 picture vocabulary cards, picture based story report, picture communication board using PCS, phonological awareness tasks (initial sound
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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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This activity pack for Martin Luther King Day is for students with special needs, those who need picture supported text, or who need pictures to communicate. There is a biography about Dr. King, with 2 levels of picture supported text →
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This Making Predictions Bundle contains my What If...? game and What Will Happen? What Do I Do? resources. Predicting what will happen is a difficult skill for some of our more concrete learners. Answering What if? questions can be particularly
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Provide informational text to your special education students as per the Common Core Standards. This pack contains • a therapist-written book about animals (17 of them) arranged by color. • Each page has a photograph of the animal and important
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This is a file of adapted materials for differentiated learning/special education for the book "How to Make an Apple Pie and see the world" You will find suggested shared reading plans for 5 days, and accompanying before and after reading
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Help meet the CCSS to introduce more informational text to special needs students with this Science text on rocks. Here is a resource that includes: an 18 page clinician written book about rocks that includes information, pictures, and some
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Meet the CCSS requirement for informational text in Special Education with this clinician written 17 page book about bats with a lot of facts. This book can be used in general education elementary classes and special education middle school or
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The solution for your hunt for adapted materials for biographies amd imformational texts is right here! This is a bundle of 2 adapted biographies; Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The biographies are supplies with two different levels of
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I have the solution to your hunt for adapted curriculum for students with language disorders. This adapted biography with picture supported text comes in 2 levels of picture support for differentiation within your group. This packet of materials
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This is an abbreviated biography of Chief Justice Thurgood Marshall to be used for History or Black History Month or biography reading. Picture supported text provided by Picture It software from Suncastle Technology (licensing fee paid). Picture
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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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