SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Waterford Institute, a nonprofit edtech and research center, has received an endorsement from the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) for its Waterford Early Learning curriculum, a designation that highlights Waterford’s dedication to children with exceptional needs.
Waterford received the endorsement following an extensive review by CASE’s Publication and Products Review committee to confirm the program met or exceeded its criteria, including a strong research base, proven effectiveness and enhancement of CASE’s professional practices in the special education field. Upon the completion of the very rigorous process, the committee recommended to the CASE executive committee to endorse the product.
CASE President Gary Myrah thanked Waterford for “bringing such a fine product to the attention of Special Education Administrators in the United States as a tool to advance our mission.”
Waterford Early Learning personalizes instruction in reading, math and science by employing adaptive learning software to meet each child’s needs at his or her own pace and level. Educators say the multimodal curriculum allows students to experience an accessible one-on-one environment where they can excel through songs and developmentally appropriate activities.
Extensive research also shows Waterford’s effectiveness with special education students. One study in particular by the Utah State Board of Education confirms that students who used Waterford experienced both short- and long-term gains across demographics including special education, outperforming state averages kindergarten through grade four.
“We are honored to receive this endorsement from CASE for Waterford Early Learning,” said Benjamin Heuston, President and CEO of Waterford Institute. “We share a mission to reach all children everywhere, including exceptional children. We look forward to our partnership with CASE this year and in years to come.”
Waterford Early Learning is also endorsed by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) as a Certified Autism Resource and indicated it meets the IBCCES criteria for communication competency.
About Waterford Institute
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Waterford Institute is a nonprofit research center that creates personalized cloud-based instruction through award-winning curriculum, content and assessment for children aged pre-K to 2nd grade. As a nonprofit, Waterford is uniquely focused on providing accessibility, equity and excellence for our youngest learners to position them for a lifetime of learning and success. Visit waterford.org or call 801-349-2200.
About the Council of Administrators of Special Education
CASE is an international professional educational organization which is affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society. Its mission is to provide leadership and support to members by shaping policies and practices that impact the quality of education. Visit casecec.org.