Susan Berkowitz
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This packet contains materials for use with the Eric Carle book, "The Tiny Seed." The materials have been designed with special needs students in mind; such as, students who need visual cues, language scaffolding, picture based
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Meet the need for more informational texts for special education with this book about Living and Nonliving Things. This contains a mini science unit book with activities. The 5” sq. book lists and illustrates the 6 properties of living things in 30
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This REVISED (6-2016) pack contains a therapist-written informational text about the weather, for meeting CCSS for more informational text in special education. There are three leveled versions included with different levels of language and
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This is a newly REVISED therapist-created book about African animals, to meet the Common Core requirement for more expository/nonfiction texts in Special Education. 1. Contains a book about 9 different African animals (22pg.) with picture-
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There are 5 books - one for each of the senses, using picture supports from Symbol Stix. Each book comes with teacher instructions, with before and after reading discussion and activities. There is a communication board specific to some activities
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This is a set of 5 therapist-created informational text books, meant to help meet the Common Core Standards for using more expository texts with students; particularly those in special education. There are 5 books: How Many Feet, I Get Around, What
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Help meet the CCSS to introduce more informational text to special needs students with this Science text on rocks. Here is a resource that includes: an 18 page clinician written book about rocks that includes information, pictures, and some
$5.00
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Provide informational text to your special education students as per the Common Core Standards. This pack contains • a therapist-written book about animals (17 of them) arranged by color. • Each page has a photograph of the animal and important
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Meet the CCSS requirement for informational text in Special Education with this clinician written 17 page book about bats with a lot of facts. This book can be used in general education elementary classes and special education middle school or
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This is an introductory book about habitats. A grade 2-3 informational text has been simplified for students with language disorders, autism. Complex sentences have been simplified, concepts have been made as concrete as possible without diluting
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This is an 18 page informational text in interactive format for special education students that is all about rocks. Unlike my I Dig Rocks texts, which are written at 3rd & 4th grade reading levels, this is more appropriate for nonreaders or
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This is a ZIP FILE bundle of 7 of my adapted informational texts for special education to meet the Common Core State Standards call for more informational texts in special education. These are all science based books. All About Bats is, of course
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Learn about whales in this interactive informational text for special education. Includes a 24 page interactive book about different types of whales and associated facts. Includes a 19 page interactive book comparing and contrasting whales and
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This is an adapted science resource about the water cycle meant for differentiated learning, speech-language therapy, and special education. This resource stresses the vocabulary used to describe the process and the cause-effect(s) and sequence(s)
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This pack contains materials to use with the book Barney Bipple's Magic Dandelions, by Carol Chapman. It's a fun story about a boy who gets 3 wishes and what happens to him as a result. I have used this book with students in general education and
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This is a bundle of 6 of my interactive informational texts adapted for special education and speech-language therapy; including: Bats Bears Habitats Under the Sea Whales Rocks Each set includes 1 or more books, images to place in the books to
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In this newly revised (7-16) resource about the Rainforest, based on the Jane Yolen book, you will find materials to use with students in speech therapy, special education, or those in general education who require differentiated
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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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