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Susan Berkowitz

    Susan Berkowitz

    Susan Berkowitz, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP received her BA in psychology from Clark University, her MS in Speech-Pathologist and Audiology from Tulane, and an MEd in Education Administration from California State University at Fullerton. She has been an SLP for more than 40 years, during which time she has concentrated predominantly on AAC; except for eight years working in a school district with significantly language-learning disabled students K-8. She has worked for more than 45 years with students with autism. Susan has an extensive background in psychology, special education, speech pathology and audiology, school administration, and Applied Behavior Analysis. She has worked as a practitioner, supervisor, Director of the Communication Department, and Director of Education. Susan’s clinical experience has included public and non-public schools, non-profit community agencies, residential settings, and her own private practice. She has been published in peer-reviewed professional journals, and presented at national and international conferences; including ASHA, ATIA, CSUN, CTG, and the Annual ABA Conference. Susan has provided professional training to school district staffs in California and Massachusetts on Inclusion, implementation of AAC, Scope and Implementation of Assistive Technology, Working with Students on the Spectrum, and more. She has recently completed a book, “Make the Connection,” providing how-to advice for parents and SLPs new to AAC. Susan holds certification in Mobile Technology for Students with Disabilities and the Wisnia-Kapp Reading Program, in addition to her Clinical Cs and licenses and classroom certifications. Also, Susan owns Language Learning Apps, LLC, the developer of Question It and SoundSwaps apps for the iPad. She also creates and sells adapted special education and AAC curricular materials on her website and on Teachers Pay Teachers. Website: susanberkowitz.net and kidzlearnlanguage.blogspot.com

    3 Simple Tips For Implementing AAC for Better Connections

    3 Simple Tips For Implementing AAC for Better Connections https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/simple-tips-implementing-better-connections/

    Augmentative-alternative communication has become more available to families as both they and schools access iOS technology and apps. But, sadly, what is not readily available is the knowledge of how best to teach their children how to use these systems to communicate. It’s a myth that you can give a child an AAC system, whether […]

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