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SpED Talks Cover Key Issues Facing Special Education Leaders

Industry: Education

Don Johnston released SpED Talks, a new series of free, short videos designed to address current topics in special education

Volo, Illinois (PRUnderground) April 30th, 2014

Don Johnston Incorporated released the first episode in their free SpED Talks education series. SpED Talks features short videos designed to deliver insight on current issues facing special education leaders. Each episode is introduced and narrated by Dr. Christy Chambers, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Past President and veteran special educator.

SpED Talks address key issues facing special education directors and educators. Topics will cover new education standards, alternate assessment, curriculum, and accommodations. Each SpED Talks episode is less than 10 minutes long and is easy to share with special education staff and administration.

SpED Talk, How Changes in the New Alternate Assessment Affect Curriculum and Instruction, is now available for viewing. This episode addresses the new Common Core State Standards and how they will impact students with complex instructional needs. It takes the perspective of a special educator, skeptical of Common Core.

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About Don Johnston Incorporated

Don Johnston ( develops accessible reading and writing technology and curriculum products to support K-12 and postsecondary students with cognitive, physical, and learning disabilities. Since 1980, the special education and assistive technology company has partnered with literacy experts, assistive technology (AT) specialists, SLPs, OTs, special education teachers, university researchers and DSS coordinators to improve access to learning and to increase reading and writing independence. Tens of thousands of students with dyslexia, autism, dysgraphia, down-syndrome and diverse learning challenges use our curriculum, software and hardware devices to accommodate their learning needs in schools, the workforce and at home.

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