Susan Berkowitz
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Susan Berkowitz
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All kids can communicate. All kids can learn to read. http://kidzlearnlanguage.blogspot.com
 
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This is a set of 180 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 with
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Making sure you have everything you need to complete a task is an important part of daily living skills. This is an activity I have used for a long time with both kids and adults in residential schools or homes, and it has also been used in
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This is a set of 96 game or task cards for verbal problem solving; an important life and language skill for individuals with developmental and language disorders. This resource is similar to my original Life Skills: Solving Problems and Answering
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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.
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Answering Wh-questions is particularly difficult for some students with language disorders. Often the confusion comes with not knowing which kind of word answers what type of questions. This is the focus of my Wh-Question Program here and my app;
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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
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Here are 160 task cards for figurative language. There are lists of idioms, metaphors, and similes and their meanings, A student record form, 4 to-a-page task cards. Some offer multiple choice, others ask the student to explain. Appropriate for
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Give students practice with talking about vocabulary with naming items and people, answering Wh-questions about them, categorizing, describing, comparing & contrasting. In this activity, students are asked to name the pictured item; answer Wh
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Here are more cards for language practice. Use these as task cards in class or for home practice, in intervention, as game cards for a fun activity. There are 32 cards to practice prepositions, in a multiple choice format, with visual cues.
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Combining two sentences efficiently to create a single syntactically correct and compact sentence is difficult for many students with language disorders and delays. Here are some practice sentences to use to help them navigate the task on 24 task
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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
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Here is a set of 120 game or task cards to work on establishing third person pronouns. Pictures include single boy and single girl, two boys, two girls, and a pair (one of each). The children have a wide variety of objects and animals (thanks to
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Here are cards used in any game for language skills development for categorization. Categorization is a key skill in vocabulary development. From knowing where to find chips in the grocery store to knowing where to find plankton in the animal
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This is a set of 66 convenient task cards using pictures and letters to give students practice with changing the initial letter(s) in words and adding a new initial letter to make a new word. This kind of practice will absolutely allow your
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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) 90 practice word sets,
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Included are 168 cards (revised 7-16) that cover a variety of language skills to practice in speech therapy, at home, or in class. Tasks include: name items within category, name items needed for a task, name items by descriptor,
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Correct use of pronouns is sometimes difficult for students with language disorders. While practice in context, in conversations, is the best way to work on those skills, sometimes discrete, individual trials can reinforce skills students are
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Vocabulary is crucial to social, academic, leisure skills, and it is a big focus in the CCSS. Understanding word relationships is crucial in all academic subjects. And it has long been a major focus in many speech - language intervention sessions.
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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 at the third
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When I worked in a district with a French Immersion program, first grade teachers found students struggling to learn to read with no access to Resource Specialist support in French. I created some similar worksheets for them, and they found them
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a speech-language pathologist for >35 years, before which I taught 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 toothache 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 conferences and on webinars. I have also written more than 12 professional CEU hour courses for an on-line university program for SLPs about AAC.

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?).

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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