Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Moving AAC users beyond single words can be difficult without targeted practice both in and out of the context or environment. If you need more structured practice for your aac users, here is a resource for you. Here is practice for AAC users or
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Other
$13.00
24
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By Susan Berkowitz
This bundle of core vocabulary interactive books and core word based boards for implementing AAC and increasing communication for users of picture based communication (AAC) will save you time and help you feel more confident in implementing core
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$69.00
$54.75
18
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
No time to make core word resources for your AAC students? Get instant help with core vocabulary intervention for emerging communicators, AAC users, students with complex communication needs. This set of 6 core word interactive books will add to
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$13.00
23
Digital Download PDF (152.28 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:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$8.50
15
Digital Download PDF (270.13 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Struggling to find core words therapy materials to help your AAC users build their core vocabulary use? These interactive books focus on use of early core words: I, you, want, that, it, mine, some, in, here, is, what, where; 12 of the early 25 core
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$13.75
60
Digital Download PDF (123.03 MB)
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
Need visual cues and language activities for following the rules? Rules are important in all settings and especially in classrooms where students have difficulty with understanding and following them. Help students learn the rules with this resource
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$7.00
48
Digital Download PDF (100.18 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for more Wh question materials? Answering wh questions can be very difficult skill for many children with language disorders and complex communication needs to master. Answering wh questions while using picture prompts is a great way to add
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables
$8.50
40
Digital Download PDF (34.61 MB)
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:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RF.K.2, RF.K.2b
$7.75
53
Digital Download PDF (140.59 MB)
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
27
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Trying to teach your nonverbal students not to reach or grab at the table? Need a way for them to ask for what they want? Working on table setting, too? Placemat communication boards are really handy at mealtimes! If you are teaching AAC and life
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Other
$3.25
28
Digital Download PDF (15.33 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This is a combined set of 180 game or task cards for verbal problem solving; an important life and language skill for individuals with developmental and language disorders. This resource provides an opportunity to practice solving problems,
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Printables, Games
$18.25
$14.60
17
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for stimuli to use to build students' length of response that are consistent from single word to sentences? Increasing the length of a student’s typical response and increasing his phrase and sentence complexity are often skills that SLPs
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$7.50
13
Digital Download PDF (64.91 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Feel confident supporting AAC users with core vocabulary strategies with these curriculum activities for core word intervention. Teach core words in the context of interactive activities and provide decontextualized opportunities to practice core
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Games
$29.00
$25.65
12
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Help your augmentative communication get to know their AAC system better. Move them from single core words to phrases and sentences. This bundle of engaging core vocabulary games and activities covers a wide range of AAC skills and abilities and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$11.75
$9.40
20
Bundle
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 Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$40.50
$32.40
23
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you confused about how to teach AAC users core words? Or just don't have the time to create specific resources for AAC implementation? Let my resources help you! Here are 6 therapist written interactive books illustrating how to use 6 of the 25
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$12.00
23
Digital Download PDF (102.19 MB)
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 Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$10.50
57
Digital Download PDF (139.21 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This is a requested bundle of aac core vocabulary, language in life skills, and developing narratives resources appropriate for adolescents. It includes AAC core word activities, games, and interactive books for teens; language in life skills
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$132.00
$105.60
4
Bundle
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
Digital Download PDF (0.64 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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