Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Struggling to find core words therapy materials to help your augmentative communication users build their core vocabulary use? Save time with these interactive books to teach use of early core words: go, again, all done, stop, more, and no; 6 of the
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$14.00
128
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By Susan Berkowitz
Give your AAC users practice with using early core words with these interactive books for core vocabulary intervention. This big bundle of core vocabulary books provides practice for 29 core words plus 2-word phrases.If you need to meet the needs of
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$58.75
$47.00
20
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Not enough time to create core word picture communication boards for all of your different AAC users? Support emerging communicators with these core vocabulary based communication boards of different sizes and complexity. This is a set of core
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Other
$20.00
49
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By Susan Berkowitz
Struggling to find core words therapy materials to help your AAC users build their core vocabulary use? These interactive books focus on use of early core words: I, you, want, that, it, mine, some, in, here, is, what, where; 12 of the early 25 core
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$13.75
60
Digital Download PDF (123.03 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This bundle of core vocabulary interactive books and core word based boards for implementing AAC and increasing communication for users of picture based communication (AAC) will save you time and help you feel more confident in implementing core
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$69.00
$54.75
18
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
No time to make core word resources for your AAC students? Get instant help with core vocabulary intervention for emerging communicators, AAC users, students with complex communication needs. This set of 6 core word interactive books will add to
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$13.00
23
Digital Download PDF (152.28 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Need fun ways to work on defining, describing, comparing, contrasting, and telling about? This describing bundle covers descriptions and definitions, words for showing about and telling about with use of visual cues, and is flexible enough to work
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Games
CCSS:
SL.K.3, SL.K.4, SL.1.4, SL.2.4, L.K.1b, L.K.5a, L.1.1f, L.1.5a, L.1.5b
$19.50
$15.60
34
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Feel confident supporting AAC users with core vocabulary strategies with these curriculum activities for core word intervention. Teach core words in the context of interactive activities and provide decontextualized opportunities to practice core
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Games
$29.00
$25.65
12
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you confused about how to teach AAC users core words? Or just don't have the time to create specific resources for AAC implementation? Let my resources help you! Here are 6 therapist written interactive books illustrating how to use 6 of the 25
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$12.00
23
Digital Download PDF (102.19 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Frustrated by finding easy to use therapy materials for mixed groups? Need materials to cover a range of language skills all in one place? This is a set of more than 300 cards for semantic relationship skills that can be used as task cards in a
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, SL.1.4, L.K.1b, L.K.1e, L.K.5a, L.K.5b, L.1.1f, L.1.1i, L.1.5a, L.1.5b, L.2.1a
$13.75
23
Digital Download PDF (18.33 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Work on core vocabulary implementation in your curriculum for AAC users. These clinician created interactive books illustrate each of 6 core words and give students practice with using them in the books and activities. Curriculum planning for: Go,
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$22.50
$18.00
16
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Want to feel more confident teaching core words to AAC users? My core words resources help you plan for integrating AAC core vocabulary implementation into your curriculum! Here are 6 interactive books illustrating how to use 6 descriptive core
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$9.00
16
Digital Download PDF (55.00 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for core word resources appropriate for your older students? Need to give your AAC users more practice with core vocabulary, but don't have time to make them all? Get instant help with core vocabulary intervention for emerging communicators,
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$12.00
15
Digital Download PDF (151.43 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (92.66 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for engaging ways to practice using core vocabulary in genuine activities? Your students want to have fun with communication! Use games to build interactions while practicing core words. This is a fun way to practice finding verbs,
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Activities
$4.50
18
Digital Download PDF (61.89 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Build receptive and expressive language skills during routines and every day activities. These are times that are familiar to the students, that happen frequently, and that proceed in the same sequence with the same language every time. They provide
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$35.25
$28.20
14
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Understanding categorization of vocabulary is essential in teaching semantic relationships, and is a skill worked on in speech-language therapy frequently. This bundle of three of my categorization resources provides lots of practice for basic
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$16.25
$14.00
11
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Building vocabulary for adjective concepts with your AAC users or other early communicators? Storybooks provide a good decontextualized practice for teaching vocabulary to AAC users and other emergent communicators. These activities can be used
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$5.50
8
Digital Download PDF (101.04 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Let this resource help your students who need to build skills for following and giving directions. If you need to meet Common Core State Standards for listing and speaking with your students with language disorders this bundle of resources can help
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$38.50
$30.80
11
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Core vocabulary is critical to competent communication skills. Teach students who use AAC or are minimally verbal how to use core words to communicate with these interactive books showing the word in use.This is a bundle of 3 of my sets of
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$40.75
$32.60
24
Bundle
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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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