Susan Berkowitz
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This resource gives your student practice with following simple and complex directions. UPDATED: 7-2015 to include more directions cards and added community helpers to put in the town. This pack includes the following materials for manipulating
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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 Candy Land. The boards are 32 location and use a combination of core vocabulary and some
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This is a fun activity for your augmentative communication users or other minimally verbal students can practice making phrases and sentences using core words. There are: • 20 dice, each with 6 core words (and 1 or 2 fringe words), • plus 1 die
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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. In
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Are you teaching your AAC (augmentative-alternative communication) users core vocabulary? Here are 3 more core words books, each of which focuses on negation in a phrase. Check out each listing separately by following these links: Core Words Not
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Using storybooks in speech and language therapy allows us to target meaningful vocabulary and language objectives within the context of literature and well-constructed narratives. This book, "They All Saw A CAT" is great for building descriptive
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Do you need a game that targets multiple objectives for language? Hop your way through Spring with a fun language game you can tailor to the needs of your students. The full-priced game has 132 cards, which are color coded (with colored bunnies) to
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Answering Wh-questions is often very difficult for students with language disorder; especially students with Autism. In this free, fun resource,there are: • 2 game board pages. You can use one at a time, or put them inside a file folder and have a
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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. This is a free sample of my Time to Tell Stories
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a speech-language pathologist for >35 years, before which I taught 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 toothache 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 conferences and on webinars. I have also written more than 12 professional CEU hour courses for an on-line university program for SLPs about AAC.

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?).

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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