Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
This Wh Questions Activity resource is for you if you need an evidence-based program for students with language disorders and autism who struggle with answering Wh Questions! This how-to-answer Wh question program has been based on years of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$15.00
220
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By Susan Berkowitz
Struggling to find core words therapy materials to help your augmentative communication users build their core vocabulary use? Save time with these interactive books to teach use of early core words: go, again, all done, stop, more, and no; 6 of the
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$14.00
128
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By Susan Berkowitz
This communication symbol phrase and sentence practice for AAC core words users will de-stress your planning while providing a huge bundle of stimulus items to use. Time-saving made-for-you graphics with symbols to help students practice using core
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
L.1.1d, L.1.1f, CCRA.L.1
$20.00
41
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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, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Games
$6.75
74
Digital Download PDF (22.82 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Give your AAC users practice with using early core words with these interactive books for core vocabulary intervention. This big bundle of core vocabulary books provides practice for 29 core words plus 2-word phrases.If you need to meet the needs of
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$58.75
$47.00
20
Bundle
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
Not enough time to create core word picture communication boards for all of your different AAC users? Support emerging communicators with these core vocabulary based communication boards of different sizes and complexity. This is a set of core
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Other
$20.00
49
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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
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
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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
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
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
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
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:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$5.00
26
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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 Plans (Individual), 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
Looking for more Wh question resources? Students with language disorders often struggle with answering wh questions. Whether it is understanding what answers go with which wh questions, or an issue with auditory memory and holding onto their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$5.75
19
Digital Download PDF (90.60 MB)
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:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, 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
Digital Download PDF (18.33 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for more core word based communication boards for your AAC users for specific activities? Not enough time to make them all? While activity-based communication boards should never be a student's primary AAC system, they can be very useful in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Other
$14.00
44
Digital Download PDF (11.06 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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