Susan Berkowitz

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Susan Berkowitz
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Help meet the Common Core State Standards with your speech-language therapy or special education students with the newly revised (10-15) and I'm proved Interactive Notebook for Language Skills. This resource contains the materials and activities
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If you're working with AAC users and having a hard time moving beyond single words, let me help you! Use of morphology is usually impacted in children with language disorders. It is also often restricted in children using augmentative
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In this resource for IBIS A True Whale Story you will find materials to hit target CCSS and specific language skills: *lesson plan ideas for 5 days and comprehension questions per Bloom’s taxonomy *12 vocabulary cards and 3 animal fact cards, plus
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Whether you're building vocabulary in speech therapy, special education or for young students who need to learn and practice adjectives, this resource provides variety of interactive activities. Students make an adjective lap book, containing
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Whether it's a new school year or just refresher time, help students expand their expressive language skills for school based language with understanding rules, telling about themselves, and learning school vocabulary. This bundle contains: • An
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In this resource for Stellaluna you will find materials to hit target CCSS and specific language skills: *lesson plan ideas for 5 days and comprehension questions per Bloom’s taxonomy *14 vocabulary cards plus 14 interactive notebook pocket flaps
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Storybooks are perfect for building language skills in students in both general education and special ed, or speech-language therapy. Books give students access to experiences and vocabulary they won't get in the classroom or home. In this book
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Students in Special Education and many of those in general education who have language disorders are all needing to step up to access general education curriculum. For these students we need to make modifications and adaptations so that the material
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Being able to sequence the series of events and actions in a story and retell the story are crucial language skills for academic success. The activities for these 4 books will give you many opportunities to build language skills for vocabulary,
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Provide your AAC users with extended core vocabulary by teaching in themes. This resource provides AAC users with multiple repetitions and contexts for learning the same vocabulary in a number of different activities to give your students the
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Provide your AAC users with extended core vocabulary by teaching in themes. This resource provides AAC users with multiple repetitions and contexts for learning the same vocabulary in a number of different activities to give your students the
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Provide your AAC users with extended core vocabulary by teaching in themes. This resource provides AAC users with multiple repetitions and contexts for learning the same vocabulary in a number of different activities to give your students the
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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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