AbleNet Launches 3 Special Ed Curricula


Curriculum developer AbleNet has launched a new service called AbleNet Student Achievement Program, a suite that includes curricula, assistive technologies, and professional development for special education.

The package includes three curricula that are aligned to state and federal standards. The curricula include:

  • Play & Learn, a preschool curriculum designed to help with motor skill development, cognitive skills, communications skills, and socialization;
  • MEville to WEville, an early literacy program designed for elementary school students with disabilities; and
  • Star Reporter, a curriculum for elementary and secondary students centered around the production of a school or classroom newsletter.

The curricula have already been adopted by various districts in the United States, including Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and Philadelphia, according to the company.

AbleNet has also designed what it describes as "a suit of classroom-ready technologies that not only support our curricula, but also provide districts with the assistive technologies they need to meet unique educational requirements of any student with any type of disability."

With the package, AbleNet is also providing ongoing professional development, including curriculum and technology training and help with student performance data. According to AbleNet, the program also includes "exclusive website access, online teacher surveys to gauge usage, annual administrative reviews, assistance in establishing a professional learning community, regularly scheduled webinars and podcasts, customized support to address specific issues within districts, and new teacher orientation as needed."

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