Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students in special education who are getting ready to apply for work? Do you need to prepare them for job interviews? Use role-playing to help your students land the jobs they want and need. Here is the resource that provides
Subjects:
Life Skills, Vocational Education, Special Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Simulations, Activities, Printables
$3.50
60
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do your students lack appropriate social language skills? If you are trying to teach students with communication disorders what they can and what they should not say when in the community, this resource, with specific lessons and visual cues, will
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Scripts, Other
$3.75
42
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By Susan Berkowitz
Help your AAC users learn to navigate their communication systems more confidently with this decontextualized practice to keep them learning where the vocabulary is in their system and how to find the words they need when they need them.Core words
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Special Education, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Other
$3.00
30
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with executive function problems or poor impulse control? Help them practice solving common safety problems by answering questions with a choice of two words/symbols. Students choose how to respond to every day problem
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$3.00
17
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By Susan Berkowitz
Trying to teach your nonverbal students not to reach or grab at the table? Need a way for them to ask for what they want? Working on table setting, too? Placemat communication boards are really handy at mealtimes! If you are teaching AAC and life
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Other
$3.25
28
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you are supporting students with poor executive function skills for organizing what they need for a task and getting organized, this resource will help for those routine, daily living tasks. Making associations between tasks and objects needed is
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
$4.00
64
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do you have trouble coming up with situations for making predictions? Predicting and infering are much more difficult than basic Wh questions. Students with language disorders may have difficulty predicting what will happen, explaining outcomes,
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Games
$4.00
30
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with language or executive function disorders who have a difficult time knowing what to do or say in problem situations? Daily living can give rise to all sorts of basic problem situations, and students need to know what
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$4.00
16
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By Susan Berkowitz
This is a fun listening activity for students to identify common objects given descriptions. This activity can help students recognize objects by their functions, descriptive details, and associations.. * There are 30 cards with 3 lines of
Subjects:
Life Skills, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$3.00
23
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By Susan Berkowitz
Being a good friend can be difficult for some students. Help your students become kinder, better friends, and generally good people with this interactive friendship activity! This can be used for independent friendship learning or as a friendship
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Classroom Community, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.25
12
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By Susan Berkowitz
Answering Wh Questions is crucial for language and communication skills. Many students with language disorders have difficulty with answering Wh-Questions. They confuse which type of word answers what kind of question. My signature Wh question
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activboard Activities, Activities, Other
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$3.60
17
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with language disorders who have a difficult time answering Wh questions? Students have difficulty with the concepts of which types of words answer what types of questions.This BOOM deck offers 30 practice stimuli for
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$3.00
11
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By Susan Berkowitz
Do your students have difficulty knowing the right thing to say? Do they have trouble connecting what people are saying to their facial expressions and body language? Can they read the mis-match between one person’s speech and another’s expression?
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.50
19
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with language disorders who have a difficult time answering Wh questions? Knowing which type of word answers which type of questions can be confusing.This BOOM deck offers 30 practice stimuli for answering Who questions
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$3.00
9
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with language disorders who have a difficult time answering Wh questions? Knowing which type of word answers which type of questions can be confusing. Have students practice answering Who questions in this engaging
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
L.K.1d
$3.60
16
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for resources that begin to build describing skills and adjective use? Using describing words - and more complex language - is a familiar objective when working with students with language disorders. Give students practice formulating
Subjects:
Speech Therapy, Grammar, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$3.25
35
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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
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By Susan Berkowitz
Barrier games have long been used by speech-language pathologists for developing language skills for giving and following directions using spatial concepts and descriptive concepts. Having a pair of students take turns giving and following
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$3.00
24
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By Susan Berkowitz
Looking for a fun game that will engage students while building language skills? Increase understanding and use of spatial and temporal concepts, ability to give and follow directions, and more with these fun games. Play as a barrier game
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$3.00
38
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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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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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