SAN ANTONIO, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Educational Publishers has honored PCI Education with two 2010 Distinguished Achievement Awards for Environmental Print Level One and Word Problems for Nonreaders. Published by PCI Education, the number-one provider of resources for students with special needs, the programs are designed to help students with limited or no reading skills.
"Even in a tough economy, our award winners continued to develop great products with the strongest instructional design," said Charlene Gaynor, CEO of AEP. "It is amazing to see the amount of commitment to the process of creating quality educational materials that is evident in the many products entered into the awards program."
The Environmental Print Series is a comprehensive, standards-based language arts curriculum for students with significant cognitive disabilities. It teaches students to identify and explain the meaning of 48 signs found in the community. The language arts program integrates forms of environmental print, such as road signs and indoor signs, into story lines about adolescent characters. The books and activity sheets in the Environmental Print Series use symbol-supported text to help nonreaders easily understand the stories, and improve their literacy skills.
The Word Problems for Nonreaders Series helps students with limited or no reading skills solve basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems based on life in the real world. The activity sheets are illustrated to allow visual learners to understand how math works in everyday life. Each binder focuses on specific math skills: addition, subtraction, or multiplication and division, and includes activity sheets, teacher instructions, a progress chart, and an answer key.
For more than four decades, the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning. One of the largest and longest-running awards programs for educational products, the AEP Awards aim to give credit and recognition to the organizations that are leading the way in the field of educational products, and to set benchmarks to which the rest of the industry can aspire. Founded in 1895, AEP is a nonprofit organization that serves and advances the industry of educational publishing.
The 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award winners were announced at the annual AEP Awards Banquet & Gala on June 8, 2010 in Washington, D.C. To view a complete list of the winners, visit http://www.aepweb.org/awards/winners.htm.
For more information about PCI Education, visit http://www.pcieducation.com.
About PCI Education
PCI Education offers more than 7,500 instructional materials for a wide range of students with special needs, including significant or developmental disabilities such as autism. In addition, the company's products are used in English language learner and adult literacy classes, and to help students performing below grade level. Based in San Antonio, PCI Education has been helping educators lead students to success in school, at home and in the community since 1991. For more information, visit http://www.pcieducation.com or phone 800-594-4263.
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