Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Do your students have difficulty processing language for listening comprehension? Are you looking for therapy materials that focus on listening to descriptions and language processing skills? In this set of listening comprehension games students use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Centers
$6.75
75
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By Susan Berkowitz
Build multiple language skills with books like "The Tiny Seed." This book companion resource includes language activities for labeling and sorting vocabulary, describe/compare/contrast, sequencing, phonological awareness skills. Great for students
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RF.K.2, RF.K.2b
$7.75
55
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By Susan Berkowitz
Predicting what will happen is a difficult skill for some of our more concrete learners. Understanding of cause and effect even with fairly concrete examples can be a challenge for your students with language disorders. Answering What if questions
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Games
$7.00
$5.60
29
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Need fun ways to work on defining, describing, comparing, contrasting, and telling about? This describing bundle covers descriptions and definitions, words for showing about and telling about with use of visual cues, and is flexible enough to work
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Games
CCSS:
SL.K.3, SL.K.4, SL.1.4, SL.2.4, L.K.1b, L.K.5a, L.1.1f, L.1.5a, L.1.5b
$19.50
$15.60
34
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
"The Snowy Day" is a classic storybook that offers multiple language opportunities for working on vocabulary, sequencing, categories, and - of course - retelling. Storybooks are used a lot in Speech-Language therapy to increase language skills and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.7, SL.K.2, L.K.1b, L.K.1d, L.K.5a, L.1.5a
$7.75
30
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By Susan Berkowitz
Help students learn classroom content vocabulary and concepts for U.S. Geography with interactive books and language activities. Bring awesome adapted informational texts to your students with special needs and teach their vocabulary in speech
Subjects:
Geography, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$10.50
57
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do your students struggle with listening to more than 1 thing at a time? This deck of BOOM cards provides practice with following complex directions with multiple critical elements. Help students language disorders build their processing of complex
Subjects:
Grammar, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$5.25
14
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for a fun listening activity for students to build language processing skills?Students identify common objects given descriptions. This activity can help students recognize objects by their functions, descriptive details, and associations..
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Lesson
$3.25
23
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with executive function problems or poor impulse control? Help them practice solving common safety problems by answering questions with a choice of two words/symbols. Students choose how to respond to every day problem
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$3.00
17
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are your students struggling with Wh questions? Learning how to answer Wh questions can be difficult for students with language disorders, especially students with autism. Imagine having enough Wh Questions materials to finally get you to student
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Games
$40.50
$32.40
23
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Answering Wh Questions is crucial for language and communication skills. Many students with language disorders have difficulty with answering Wh-Questions. They confuse which type of word answers what kind of question. My signature Wh question
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activboard Activities, Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$3.60
17
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you have trouble coming up with situations for making predictions? Predicting and infering are much more difficult than basic Wh questions. Students with language disorders may have difficulty predicting what will happen, explaining outcomes,
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Games
$4.00
30
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for a fun game that will engage students while building language skills? Increase understanding and use of spatial and temporal concepts, ability to give and follow directions, and more with these fun games. Play as a barrier game
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$3.00
38
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By Susan Berkowitz
Learning about how our country started is a must in every class curriculum. But many of the concepts are abstract for special learners. This resource contains language-based materials to use with the book: "…if you lived in Colonial Times" by Ann
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
$5.00
31
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By Susan Berkowitz
Barrier games are often used by speech-language pathologists to increase receptive and expressive language skills, for giving and following directions, as well as comparing and contrasting and describing. They are a fun way for students to work
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Lesson
$27.50
$22.00
24
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Frustrated by finding easy to use therapy materials for mixed groups? Need materials to cover a range of language skills all in one place? This is a set of more than 300 cards for semantic relationship skills that can be used as task cards in a
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards, Centers, Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, SL.1.4, L.K.1b, L.K.1e, L.K.5a, L.K.5b, L.1.1f, L.1.1i, L.1.5a, L.1.5b, L.2.1a
$13.75
23
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do your students have difficulty processing complex directions and descriptions? Are they fine when directions are simple or auditory information contains minimal information but fall apart when there are multiple critical elements to process and
Subjects:
Special Education, Other (ELA), Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
$6.00
5
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By Susan Berkowitz
Students with significant language disorders need visual supports for telling about items; even favorite objects brought for "Show and Tell." Being able to describe or tell about things is a crucial academic and social language skill.Here are
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Lesson, Printables
$6.00
24
Digital Download PDF (9.37 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for resources to help your students improve oral language, narrative development and storytelling skills? Use this collection of story elements pictures, visual cues, graphic organizers, and how-to information. These materials offer lots and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
$8.50
15
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you need a language activity that covers expressive language for pragmatics, semantics, story or event recall? This is the perfect pragmatics activity for your speech therapy classroom! This is a fun game to play during speech therapy time,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$5.00
26
Digital Download PDF (11.96 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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