Susan Berkowitz

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By Susan Berkowitz
Verbal problem solving is difficult for students with language learning disorders and expressive language problems. Students with language disorders can have difficulty with formulating explanations or telling what to do. This is a set of 180 game
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Task Cards
$10.25
155
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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:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$4.00
59
Digital Download PDF (4.27 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Prepare your students for community-based social language skills. Teach them to think about situations and find the right thing to do or say. This is a set of 96 game or task cards for verbal problem solving; an important life and language skill
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Task Cards
$7.75
31
Digital Download PDF (4.30 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
If you're struggling with speech students who don't understand wh questions, or are having a hard time with their auditory memory when it comes to formulating answers, this is the perfect resource for you! I have been teaching wh questions for years
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
13
Digital Download PDF (0.96 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
This is a combined set of game or task cards for verbal problem solving; an important life and language skill for individuals with developmental and language disorders. This resource provides an opportunity to practice solving problems, discussing
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Task Cards
$17.75
$14.20
12
Bundle
By Susan Berkowitz
Students with language disorders can often master the formulation of simple sentences. However, they start to fall apart when asked to construct compound or complex sentences; sentences with modifiers, sentences with clauses, sentences that require
Subjects:
Grammar, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
9
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By Susan Berkowitz
This is a set of more than 300 cards that can be used as task cards in a classroom or intervention setting, or as game cards in a therapy setting or language center. The cards use Symbol Stix graphics familiar to special education classrooms.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$14.75
22
Digital Download PDF (8.07 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Do you work with students at early stages of language development? Do you work with mixed groups? This resource can really help you give students practice with talking about vocabulary; with naming items and people, answering Wh-questions about
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
SL.K.3, SL.K.4, L.K.1b, L.K.1d, L.K.5a, L.K.5c
$7.75
9
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By Susan Berkowitz
Practice verb tenses in speech therapy or language arts class with this set of action phrase cards. Here are 72 cards to use to practice verb tenses, both regular and irregular. Each card has an action pictured and an initial verb phrase/simple
Subjects:
Grammar, Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Task Cards
$3.00
6
Digital Download PDF (39.46 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Are you students with language disorders struggling with figurative language? Figures of speech - idioms, similes and metaphors - can be a challenge for students who are literal or do not understand commonly used expressions. These game cards will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$6.00
7
Digital Download PDF (1.73 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
If you work with mixed groups in speech language therapy, you know that you need to be able to target multiple goals at once. These game cards for language are perfect for customizing the target skills within a single game. You can include your
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
12
Digital Download PDF (6.64 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Many words in English language have more than 1 meaning. For some students with severe language disorders, the ability to learn a limited number of vocabulary words for a larger number of contexts is an advantage. For others with less severe
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Speech Therapy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
5
Digital Download PDF (3.12 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Comprehension and use of syntactic forms is essential to speaking and to writing, both of which are crucial to social and academic success. Appropriate use of verb tense is found in the CCSS in Language skills, particularly in the third grade.If
Subjects:
Grammar, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.75
2
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By Susan Berkowitz
Are you working with students who are moving from single words into phrases? Looking for something that covers the stages of morphosyntactic development? This interactive resource is meant as a practice resource for building phrases and specific
Subjects:
Grammar, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
SL.K.4, L.K.1, L.K.1c, L.K.1e, L.K.1f
$18.00
5
Digital Download PDF (25.67 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
My game cards for language series is perfect for the SLP who has to work with mixed groups, with multiple targets. Many students with language disorders have difficulty with using adjectives and adverbs - describing words - to add more meaning and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.75
5
Digital Download PDF (9.42 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Teaching vocabulary to students is one of the cornerstones of speech-language therapy. Students who lack vocabulary skills have difficulty with reading comprehension, understanding conversations, and accessing curriculum.Categorization is a key
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$5.00
6
Digital Download PDF (5.36 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Do you have ixed groups that have multiple targets to plan for each session? Let this set of game cards help you meet the needs of all your students in speech-language therapy. Included are 168 cards that cover a variety of language skills to
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
$6.00
6
Digital Download PDF (5.40 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Students who struggle with spelling, including those with dyslexia, often have difficulty with hearing the sounds in words and - more importantly - where those sounds move and change - to create other words. Here are (2 sets) of 90 practice words,
Subjects:
Spelling, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$6.00
5
Digital Download PDF (5.21 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Do your students struggle with phonological awareness and beginning sounds in words? My word families task cards can help! Some of our earliest reading activities are with word families. Using onset-rime to help students move forward with phonics
Subjects:
Reading, Speech Therapy, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.00
6
Digital Download PDF (11.81 MB)
By Susan Berkowitz
Most SLPs in the schools have mixed groups to deal with; which means mixed targets to work into a single session. This bundle of game cards covers many of the skills your students are working on; including: categorization, plurals, possessives and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Task Cards
$37.00
$29.60
5
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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