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Differentiated.
Engaging.
Purposeful.

Our evidence-based special education resources are designed to help ALL students reach new heights in their literacy learning.

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How We Build Wings

Led by Don Johnston, Building Wings develops engaging instructional materials that meet the widest range of student needs.

We partner with an interdisciplinary team of specialists in literature, literacy, history, education, photography, film, alternate assessment, and exploration.

Our contributors include:

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Don
Johnston

MS

Karen Erickson

Karen
Erickson

PhD

Janet
Sturm

PhD • CCC-SLP

Caroline Musselwhite

Caroline
Ramsey Musselwhite

EdD • CCC-SLP

The Right Tools to Help ALL Students Soar

ALL students are capable of experiencing learning breakthroughs.
They just need opportunity—and the right tools.

Readtopia

Readtopia

Readtopia will help engage ALL of your students in phonics and early reading with themed units across multiple subject areas.

First Author

First Author

First Author will guide you step-by-step through teaching writing so that you can help ALL students use writing as a form of expressive communication.

Why Special Educators Love Building Wings

Thousands of teachers use our comprehensive special education
resources to ensure that students facing the biggest challenges in
their learning process can read, write, and communicate.

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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.

Website: https://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/clds

Author Profile: https://products.brookespublishing.com/cw_Contributorinfo.aspx?ContribID=110&Name=Karen+Erickson,Ph.D.

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