SummaryIn this episode, Dr E is joined by Susan Berkowitz, a speech-language pathologist specializing in augmentative-alternative communication (AAC)They talk about how inclusive societies must strive to help those with limited verbal skills communicate and how the everyday person can help in this endeavor by raising awareness.⭐️ Rate this episode ⭐️ -> https://dre.show/rateGet a FREE copy of my Stem Cell Book -> https://dre.show/bookJoin the Optimize Community -> https://dre.show/optimizeActionable StepsUse routines whenever teaching language to children. Always use the same words for the same activity. For instance, always say: "brush your teeth" instead of sometimes saying that and some other times saying "wash your mouth", "clean your teeth", etc.Give them lots of reasons to communicate. Don't try to always anticipate their needs.But don't "test them". Avoid forcing them to name something or to repeat something. That causes stress and, in their mind, links questions to stress.Connect with Susan BerkowitzWebsite -> https://susanberkowitz.netHer Blog -> https://kidzlearnlanguage.blogspot.comOn Instagram -> https://www.instagram.com/susan_berkowitz_tpt/On Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/susanberkowitzTPT/Other ResourcesJoin our FREE Facebook GroupRead Susan’s book for Free with Kindle Unlimited -> https://dre.show/kindleBuy Susan’s book on Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2pipNKdComplete Show Notes -> https://dre.show/031
Rachel, Lucas, Chris, are joined by SLP, author, and AAC consultant Susan Berkowitz for a discussion of how to help AAC users maintain their communication skills during the summer months (and any other break from school). Topics include: What is the "summer slide"? How can parents support AAC best during the summer? Do devices need to go home with students in the summer? How can parents support language during play activities? Finally, Susan discusses her work creating and sharing online resources through her blog, kidzlearnlanguage.blogspot.com. Learn more about Susan at susanberkowitz.net.
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On Episode 14, the crew discuss Matt’s trip to the Brickyard 400, Luke is
live from an iceberg, John McCain’s brain cancer scare, and why Dads should
read bed time stories. Susan Berkowitz joins the crew this week to break
down the latest and greatest in the field of AAC.