PCI Education Wins ‘Distinguished Achievement Award’ from AEP

PCI Reading Program Takes Home Top Honors in ‘Special Education and Intervention, Intellectual Disabilities, Elementary’ Category

San Antonio (June 14, 2011)PCI Education, the premier provider of resources for students with special needs, has been honored in The Association of Educational Publishers’ (AEP) 2011 awards program. During the AEP’s annual awards banquet and gala, PCI Reading Program Software Levels One and Two received a Distinguished Achievement Award in the Special Education and Intervention, Intellectual Disabilities, Elementary category. One of the largest and longest-running programs of its kind, the AEP Awards and its seal of excellence are widely recognized by educators, administrators and parents as a mark of outstanding educational value.

“Helping students succeed and teachers better hone their craft is the hallmark of a great educational product,” said Charlene Gaynor, CEO of AEP. “This year we are proud to honor a range of comprehensive, user-friendly educational tools and services that not only exude these qualities, but exemplify instructional soundness, ingenuity, and innovation.”

The interactive lessons in PCI Reading Program Software Levels One and Two teach students to recognize high frequency words within a comprehensive program of instruction, practice, and assessment. The program includes interactive multimedia program presentations that teach students with developmental disabilities, autism, and significant learning disabilities to read.

“We are thrilled to receive this award,” said co-author Janie Hohlt. “With the software version of the PCI Reading Program, we are able to offer an array of options to bring high-quality reading instruction to students with a range of disabilities and challenges.”

The Distinguished Achievement Awards are judged in four categories (Curriculum, Periodicals, Professional Development, and Technology) and reviewed according to subject area and grade level. Entries are evaluated on traits such as efficacy, usability, and overall educational value.

For more than four decades, the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning in all media and educational settings. Award winners meet the top standards for high-quality, professional content for education and represent the most innovative learning solutions on the market. Founded in 1895, AEP is a nonprofit organization that serves and advances the industry of educational publishing. For more information about the AEP Awards, and to access a complete list of the winners, visit www.aepweb.org/awards.

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 www.pcieducation.com or phone 800-594-4263.

Media Contacts
• Leslie Boulet, PCI Education, 800-594-4263, ext. 124, lboulet@pcieducation.com

• Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x19, emily@cblohm.com

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