Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with language disorders who have a difficult time understanding basic pronouns? Discriminating he, she, they and it can be difficult for many students. In this deck, students drag images of boys and girls in action to
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$3.00
7
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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:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$4.00
10
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you're supporting AAC users in telepractice, this resource is for you. AAC users need opportunities to practice using core words both in context and out. Practice formulating simple 3 word sentences with core words.This BOOM deck offers 30
Subjects:
Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1, L.K.1d
$3.00
15
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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.No print resources can be used on tablet devices, computers,
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
L.K.1d
$3.60
13
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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:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
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 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:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$2.50
9
Digital Download PDF (0.64 MB)
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 90 practice stimuli for
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$5.00
8
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By Susan Berkowitz
This deck of BOOM cards provides practice with following complex directions with multiple critical elements. Help students build their processing of complex verbal input. Students with language disorders often have difficulty with this
Subjects:
Grammar, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$5.25
10
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By Susan Berkowitz
Support students practicing sequencing information they have heard with this no print Boom activity. Students listen to a short paragraph, then drag and drop the pictures into the correct order to tell the story.This BOOM deck offers 25 practice
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$3.00
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
Students in tele practice speech therapy love BOOM cards. This deck will help them learn which items (and actions) belong in which room of the house. This resource in similar to my Where in the House Am I? life skills resource, which is a printable
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$2.50
8
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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:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1d
$3.00
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
Support students practicing sequencing information they have heard with this no print Boom activity. Students listen to a short paragraph, then drag and drop the pictures into the correct order to tell the story. Students can read the story
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$4.75
11
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with language disorders who have a difficult time understanding basic pronouns? Discriminating he, she, they and it can be difficult for many students. In this deck, students drag images of people, animals, objects, and
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (1.55 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you supporting students with language disorders who have a difficult time with basic vocabulary and have a hard time identifying irregular past tense verbs? Give them practice with this set of cards showing actions and using a cloze sentence
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$3.00
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
Students moving from single words to introductory phrases often practice with sentence frames; such as, "I see..." In this activity, students choose the correct item given the function or category description, then complete the phrase "I see (X)"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Internet Activities
$3.00
5
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By Susan Berkowitz
Support students practicing sequencing information they have heard with this no print Boom activity. Students listen to a short paragraph, then drag and drop the pictures into the correct order to tell the story. Helps with following directions,
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$3.50
7
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By Susan Berkowitz
If you're supporting AAC users or students with minimal language in telepractice - or even if you're just looking for independent practice - this no print activity resource is for you. AAC users need opportunities to practice using core words both
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Internet Activities
$3.00
5
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By Susan Berkowitz
Wh questions can be really hard for students with language disorders. Knowing how to answer Who, What doing, When, and Where questions is tough and often confusing. The first step for students knowing how to answer Wh Questions is knowing the type
Subjects:
Special Education, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$5.50
2
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By Susan Berkowitz
This is a fun life skills activity for students to learn to associate appropriate clothing for different weather conditions/seasons. This life skills activity can help students associate specific types of clothing with differing weather and make
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Internet Activities
$3.00
3
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By Susan Berkowitz
Students often have difficulty making inferences based on information they have been given. In this resource, students listen to or read a brief situation, then make an inference (or in some cases a prediction) based on what they know.These cards
Subjects:
Special Education, Other (ELA), Speech Therapy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$5.00
2
Digital Download PDF (1.83 MB)
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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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