Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
If you're looking for materials to teach your students what community safety signs actually mean, this is for you! Teaching them to identify community safety signs doesn’t help them if they don’t know what to do - or not to do - when they see them.
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$5.00
130
Digital Download PDF (32.77 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students in special education who are getting ready to apply for work? Do you need to prepare them for job interviews? Use role-playing to help your students land the jobs they want and need. Here is the resource that provides
Subjects:
Life Skills, Vocational Education, Special Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Simulations, Activities, Printables
$3.50
60
Digital Download PDF (6.87 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Feel confident teaching augmentative communication users core vocabulary in genuine communication contexts. This is a set of games and activities to teach the first 6 months’ of core vocabulary words from PrAACticalAAC.com’s Year of Core Words that
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$13.00
106
Digital Download PDF (103.61 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Feel confident teaching core words to your teen augmentative communication users! Finding AAC implementation resources that are focused on older students can be really difficult. Here are interactive books and activities featuring core words with
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$65.00
$52.00
15
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Do your students lack appropriate social language skills? If you are trying to teach students with communication disorders what they can and what they should not say when in the community, this resource, with specific lessons and visual cues, will
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Scripts, Other
$3.75
42
Digital Download ZIP (33.22 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Feel more confident teaching core vocabulary! You can move your AAC users past 1 word responses and start teaching them how to use 2-word phrases with core words. Interactive books give students less contextualized practice opportunities to carry
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$9.00
22
Digital Download PDF (39.58 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
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
Meet the needs of mixed therapy groups and build multiple language skills. Increase language skills of naming, categorizing, describing, identifying function, and with the life skills of knowing what things belong in what environment with the fun of
Subjects:
Life Skills, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$5.00
14
Digital Download PDF (48.45 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
If you are supporting students with poor executive function skills for organizing what they need for a task and getting organized, this resource will help for those routine, daily living tasks. Making associations between tasks and objects needed is
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
$4.00
64
Digital Download PDF (55.92 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Daily living routines, like sorting and doing the laundry, are perfect for building language skills. Target specific qualitative concepts needed for understanding how to sort laundry in language intervention with your students in speech therapy.
Subjects:
Life Skills, Problem Solving, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$5.75
56
Digital Download PDF (34.23 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This is a fun listening activity for students to identify common objects given descriptions. This activity can help students recognize objects by their functions, descriptive details, and associations.. * There are 30 cards with 3 lines of
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$3.00
23
Digital Download PDF (0.82 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Need genuine activities to teach core vocabulary? Teaching beginning communicators and functionally nonverbal students (such as those with autism and other severe language disorders) requires consistent specific targeted strategies. Teach AAC users
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Games
$8.50
13
Digital Download PDF (56.72 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Feel confident teaching core vocabulary use to beginning to intermediate AAC users. Model and practice core words each month with interactive activity simulations made for you, as well as games and other activities. The resource covers the 2nd half
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
CCSS:
SL.K.4, SL.1.4, L.K.1b, L.K.1e, L.1.1d, L.1.1f, L.1.1h, L.1.1i
$16.00
24
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By Susan Berkowitz
Help your students think through being prepared for the situation or event; which is difficult for some students whose executive function skills aren't always on point. Knowing what needs to be taken with one to different places and/or on different
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$7.00
15
Digital Download PDF (36.75 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Use routines and daily activities to support language skills and associations. Life skills activities are a great way to support students in speech therapy who need language support in their daily lives. Many students learn language during the
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$8.50
84
Digital Download PDF (139.77 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Working with students with weak executive functioning skills? Do your students need help dressing for the weather in appropriate clothing or choosing the right clothes for the occasion? Can they talk about why they make their choices? We might
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Activities
$6.00
34
Digital Download PDF (153.64 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Teaching students to recognize safety and community signs isn't functional unless you teach them what the signs mean. Do your students know what to do or not do when they see these signs? Print resource can be used as a file folder activity or as
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Printables
$8.00
$6.80
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Do you need activities for basic concepts skills? Look no further for simple yet engaging activities to practice language skills for vocabulary concepts needed in daily living activities. Students with language learning disabilities, including
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Other
$4.25
23
Digital Download PDF (174.82 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Practice sequencing skills for life skills tasks, for building conversational skills and personal narratives, and for telling and retelling stories. Here are some simple 3 & 4 picture sequences for students to complete. Includes sentence
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$5.50
7
Digital Download PDF (12.04 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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