Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Build multiple language skills with books like "The Tiny Seed." This book companion resource includes language activities for labeling and sorting vocabulary, describe/compare/contrast, sequencing, phonological awareness skills. Great for students
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RF.K.2, RF.K.2b
$7.75
54
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By Susan Berkowitz
Need to connect your intervention to core curriculum? This resource about the five senses, which is over 100 pages, contains 5 books - one for each of the five senses, all with picture support! Each of the five books comes with language based
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Nonfiction Book Study, Printables
$11.00
18
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you need adapted materials to teach the concepts of living and nonliving, this resource is for you! Meet the need for more informational texts for connecting speech therapy or special education to core content with this book about living and
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RI.K.2, RI.K.4, RI.K.7, SL.K.4
$4.75
25
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By Susan Berkowitz
Teaching describing, comparing, contrasting skills? Looking for functional materials that relate to classroom content? This resource is perfect for providing standards-based differentiation curriculum to your students with language disorder or
Subjects:
General Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$13.00
9
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By Susan Berkowitz
Adapted informational text and language activities for students with language disorders, that is specifically differentiated for them. This is a therapist-created book about African animals, to meet the requirement for more expository/nonfiction
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Activities, Printables
$6.00
12
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By Susan Berkowitz
Struggling to keep up with all the classroom content in your therapy sessions? These adapted interactive science texts are perfect for augmenting your curriculum for students in speech-language therapy and/or special education.This is a bundle of 6
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.K.1b, L.K.5a, L.1.1f, L.1.5a, L.1.5b
$28.50
$22.80
4
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
If you need to provide modified materials for your students with language disorders in informational text and classroom content, teach them about the weather with this clinician written text, provided at three levels of difficulty, along with
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$9.00
11
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By Susan Berkowitz
Students can learn about rocks with interactive language based activities and books while having fun. If your students need adapted materials to assist with learning the material, this resource is for you. Help meet the CCSS to introduce more
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Activities, Printables
$5.00
10
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By Susan Berkowitz
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)
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.00
9
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By Susan Berkowitz
Trying to tie-in with classroom content for your students with language disorders? In this 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
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Nonfiction Book Study, Printables
$4.25
3
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By Susan Berkowitz
Teach students who need adapted materials all about rocks with this interactive book and group of language based activities that tie in with their Science curriculum. More and more informational - or expository - text is being required by schools.
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$3.75
5
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for adapted materials to give students with language disorders access to Science content? Students may require adapted informational texts that modify vocabulary, syntax, and amount of information. Learn about bats; accessing Science content
Subjects:
Biology, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
5
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By Susan Berkowitz
This is an introductory interactive book about habitats for speech therapy or special education. Get more informational text into your Science curriculum or to keep students in step with their peers. A grade 2-3 informational text has been
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.75
3
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By Susan Berkowitz
Students with language disorders need practice beyond incidental teaching or initia introduction in class. They need to understand about things that they haven't had specific exposure to or experiences with. Help them learn about whales in this
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$5.25
1
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By Susan Berkowitz
Provide informational text to your special education students as per the Common Core Standards. This is a free sample clinician created adapted booklet for describing animals by color and learning about them. Describe, compare, contrast animals and
Subjects:
Science, Speech Therapy, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Nonfiction Book Study, Activities
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.7
FREE
1
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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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