Susan Berkowitz

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United States - California - Escondido
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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
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do your students have difficulty processing complex directions and descriptions? Are they fine when directions are simple or auditory information contains minimal information but fall apart when there are multiple critical elements to process and
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
$6.00
5
Digital Download PDF (3.69 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for core word based communication boards your students can use to play games? Here are 5 picture communication boards that can be used with generic card games, and some specific games; such as Trouble™, Checkers, Chutes and Ladders™, and
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Other
$5.00
15
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By Susan Berkowitz
Having a hard time getting your AAC users to expand their responses? This is a fun activity for your augmentative communication users or other minimally verbal students. They can practice making phrases and sentences using core words with either the
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.75
17
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By Susan Berkowitz
This book, "They All Saw A CAT" is great for building descriptive language skills and talking about point of view. It is a lot of fun to help kids see how the cat is viewed by each of the other animals - bigger, smaller, mean, furry.Using
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.50
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
Need a fun activity for working on narratives and story telling skills that is different every time you use it? Use the pictures on these story dice as visual prompts to help kids create unique short stories. Make them funny, sad, mysterious or
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.50
11
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By Susan Berkowitz
Making inferences is the art of making good guesses based on the evidence or information you have in front of you. This collection of 136 task cards for teaching making inference in speech therapy includes both pictures and text cards to encompass
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$7.50
4
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for more core words teaching materials? Move your AAC users beyond a simple "No" for negation. These 3 core words books - each of which focuses on negation in a phrase - are just what you need to expand their language. This resource is a
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$11.75
$9.40
8
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Want to feel confident moving your AAC users to a more robust vocabulary? Get the second Year of Core Words implementation activities that will give you ready-made lessons for 192 core vocabulary words. You want your AAC users to have a robust
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$57.50
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you need some fun activities to build processing and following of directions? If you need some engaging activities for following directions skills this resource is for you. This resource gives your students practice with following simple and
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$7.75
34
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By Susan Berkowitz
Students often have difficulty making inferences based on information they have been given. In this resource, students listen to or read a brief situation, then make an inference (or in some cases a prediction) based on what they know.These cards
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$5.00
4
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By Susan Berkowitz
Being able to sequence actions, steps, routines, and story events is crucial for daily living, literacy, and language success. Many students with language disorders have difficulty with ordering steps, stories, and language input. These brief
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.2, SL.2.2
$9.25
$7.40
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you working with students with auditory processing deficits? Looking for digital resources that work on listening comprehension and sequencing? Try my Listen and Sequence Recipe Stories Boom sets.Each set covers 12 different recipe stories. This
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Whiteboard, Other
$3.60
Digital Download PDF (4.03 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for a fun game to play while working on answering Wh questions? Answering Wh-questions is often very difficult for students with language disorders; especially students with Autism. Help them with the first step of knowing what kind of word
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
FREE
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Digital Download PDF (45.54 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Work on multiple target skills with this fun resource to go with the book, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover," which has activities for vocabulary building, sequencing, negation, phonological awareness/reading foundations skills. Great
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.25
5
Digital Download PDF (26.61 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you working with students with auditory processing deficits? Looking for digital resources that work on listening comprehension and sequencing? Try my Listen and Sequence Recipe Stories Boom sets.Each set covers 12 different recipe stories. This
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Whiteboard, Other
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (3.47 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you working with students with auditory processing deficits? Looking for digital resources that work on listening comprehension and sequencing? Try my Listen and Sequence Recipe Stories Boom sets.Each set covers 12 different recipe stories. This
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Whiteboard, Other
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (3.83 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Being able to sequence the series of events and actions in a story and retell the story are crucial language skills for academic success. The activities for these 4 books will give you many opportunities to build language skills for vocabulary,
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Notebooks, Activities
$16.25
$13.00
1
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you need a game that targets multiple objectives for elementary language skills? Do you struggle with mixed groups in speech therapy? Hop your way through Spring with a fun language game you can tailor to the needs of your students.The
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
FREE
6
Digital Download PDF (18.56 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for engaging ways to expand students' narratives? This resource provides lots of possibilities for helping students of all Elementary grades develop more complex narrative structures and move from simple sentences to complex story episodes.
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
FREE
5
Digital Download PDF (53.81 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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