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Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Need an evidence based way to teach students how to answer Wh questions in speech therapy? This activity has been based on years of experience and research and uses a unique process of beginning not with lists of Who, What doing, When and Where
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$15.00
214
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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: go, again, all done, stop, more, and no; 6 of the first 25 core words.Each
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$14.00
127
Digital Download PDF (138.29 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Do your students have difficulty processing language? Are you looking for therapy materials that focus on listening to descriptions and language processing skills? In Listening to Descriptions students use their language processing skills to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.75
70
Digital Download PDF (20.17 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This communication symbol phrase and sentence practice for AAC users will de-streess your planning time. Made-for-you graphics with symbols to help students practice using phrases and sentences are here for you. For students who need additional
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
L.1.1d, L.1.1f, CCRA.L.1
$20.00
39
Digital Download PDF (107.62 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
If you're supporting early AAC communicators, this is a bundle of 5 of my interactive books and core based boards, for implementing AAC and increasing communication for users of picture based communication (AAC). There are core word-based picture
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$69.00
$54.75
17
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
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 with a variety of students with multiple targets. Perfect for mixed groups!Describe,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Graphic Organizers
$19.50
$15.60
34
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:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Printables
$20.00
48
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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:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$13.00
22
Digital Download PDF (92.43 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:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$13.75
59
Digital Download PDF (110.99 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Learning Wh questions can be difficult for students in speech therapy or with language disorders. In this huge bundle, I have compiled my signature resources and activities to teach Wh questions in speech therapy, such as:Answering Wh-questions
Subjects:
Special Education, Other (ELA), Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$38.50
$30.80
23
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
While activity-based communication boards should never be a student's primary AAC system, they can be useful in specific areas or activities in classrooms. In this resource you will find 16 communication boards for your aac users. These are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Printables
$14.00
44
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By Susan Berkowitz
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 knowledge as they answer, this fun bingo-themed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$5.75
17
Digital Download PDF (87.03 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Get instant help with core vocabulary intervention for emerging communicators, AAC users, students with complex communication needs. This is the 3rd set of core word interactive books to add to your curriculum for teaching beginning aac users how to
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$12.00
14
Digital Download PDF (124.15 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
No time to make AAC resources for your students? Get instant help with core vocabulary intervention for emerging communicators, AAC users, students with complex communication needs. This is the 3rd set of core word interactive books to add to your
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$13.00
20
Digital Download PDF (117.28 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting AAC users in tele-therapy/ tele-practice or just looking for independent activities for individual AAC users? AAC users need support with using core words both in context and in decontextualized activities for practice. This BOOM
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$3.00
27
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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
$30.75
$23.00
14
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Do you use book companions and shared reading in speech therapy to target multiple language skills with your students? The Napping House is perfect for building understanding of prepositional concepts, sequencing, phonological awareness, vocabulary,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$5.50
54
Digital Download PDF (5.83 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This resource is for you if you are working to improve students' personal narratives, stories, and story retells. This resource contains several differently organized visual cues for telling and retelling stories and developing narratives for
Subjects:
Special Education, Reading Strategies, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
34
Digital Download PDF (3.12 MB)
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)
By Susan Berkowitz
Using describing words - and more complex language - is a familiar objective when working with students with language disorders. Give students practice formulating adjective + object phrases with communication symbols. This will help both verbal and
Subjects:
Grammar, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
34
Digital Download PDF (2.84 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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