Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
If your students struggle to answer questions about how to solve problems or tell what to do in difficult situations, then this problem solving resource is for them! Answering questions about problem situations can be difficult for students with
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Printables, Games
$10.50
165
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By Susan Berkowitz
Problem solving is an important part of social language skills. Prepare your students for community-based social language. Teach them to solve problems by thinking about situations and finding the right thing to do or say. This is a set of 96 game
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Printables, Games
$7.75
41
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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
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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
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
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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
Digital Download PDF (0.64 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
Need engaging materials to build pragmatic language skills? This collection of social communication situations and problems will help you improve your students' social verbal and nonverbal communication through understanding of social cues, social
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
$8.00
42
Digital Download PDF (106.66 MB)
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
Are you supporting students with language or executive function disorders who have a difficult time knowing what to do or say in problem situations? Daily living can give rise to all sorts of basic problem situations, and students need to know what
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$4.00
16
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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:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$26.25
$21.00
24
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
Do your students have difficulty knowing the right thing to say? Do they have trouble connecting what people are saying to their facial expressions and body language? Can they read the mis-match between one person’s speech and another’s expression?
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.50
19
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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, Other
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$3.60
17
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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:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Posters, Printables
$6.00
24
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you need materials for groups of mixed students at early stages of expressive language development? This resource can really help you give students practice with talking about vocabulary; with naming items and people, answering Wh-questions
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.3, SL.K.4, L.K.1b, L.K.1d, L.K.5a, L.K.5c
$10.00
11
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with language disorders who have a difficult time answering Wh questions? Knowing which type of word answers which type of questions can be confusing.This BOOM deck offers 30 practice stimuli for answering Who questions
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$3.00
9
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with language disorders who have a difficult time answering Wh questions? Students have difficulty with the concepts of which types of words answer what types of questions.This BOOM deck offers 30 practice stimuli for
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$3.00
11
Digital Download PDF (1.64 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing language skills for giving and following directions using spatial concepts and descriptive concepts. Having a pair of students take turns giving and following
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$3.00
24
Digital Download PDF (48.08 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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