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eLearning Curriculum

eLearning has created a new set of challenges for students with complex learning barriers. With Readtopia®, educators can help learners reach new heights in and out of the classroom.

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Remote Learning with Readtopia®

Readtopia® is an online special education resource derived from Don Johnston’s legacy Start-to-Finish series. The comprehensive curriculum teaches phonics and early reading across multiple subjects to students in elementary, middle, and high school with autism and other complex learning barriers.

Readtopia® can be delivered effectively in-person and via distance learning because the resources are:

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Access all Readtopia® materials from a central website wherever and whenever you need to.

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Save any Readtopia® resource as a PDF and then share it with students and parents via email, Google Classroom, and Learning Management Systems.

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Limited Internet access? That’s not a problem with Readtopia®. The Print Center feature allows you to print all materials for entire thematic units and send them home with students.

eLearning Resources and Support

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You Got This: Supporting the Literacy Needs of Beginners at All Ages

Presented by Maureen Donnelly, Caroline Musselwhite

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Readtopia at Home: Supporting Students with Complex Needs

Written by Luke Trayser

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Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D.​

Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. Her focus is on understanding the best ways to assess and teach reading and writing to children with the most severe disabilities. As a special education teacher, Dr. Erickson has worked to support students with a range of disabilities in a variety of classroom settings, particularly students who do not use speech as their primary means of communication.


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