Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) from Remote – Embedding accommodations into eLearning

Presented by: Ruth Ziolkowski, OTR, MBA / Keri Huddleston,M.A., CCC-SLP / Don Johnston, M.S.

About the Webinar

The design and delivery of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is at the core of special education (it’s what makes special ed, “special”).


But what does SDI look like for special educators through remote/eLearning? And, how can related service practitioners (AT/OT/SLP) support the process?


We’ll demonstrate how SDI can be delivered through a combination of accommodations / assistive technology and sample lessons and resources including:

  1. Free: Highly Visual & engaging informational texts
  2. Free: UDL & SDI eLearning Template integrating Standards-based goals and IEP goals.
  3. Student-led video demonstrations of Snap & Read and Co:Writer for use in the lesson.

Fill out the form and receive the recording and the eLearning template and access to eLearning resources including informational text to implement SDI.

About the Presenter

Ruth Ziolkowski, OTR, MBA

President, Don Johnston Incorporated. Ruth is an Occupational Therapist, a national education leader and speaker. She has acted as liaison between the assessment consortia and Assistive Technology professionals. She has been a strong student advocate for more than 30 years. Most importantly, Ruth cares deeply about supporting kids who learn differently.

Keri Huddleston,M.A., CCC-SLP

Keri is a published professional with over 25 years of experience working with students with a range of disabilities and the teams who support them. She has presented extensively at local, state, and national conferences in the areas of assistive technology, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, augmentative communication, challenging behavior, consultative service, and executive functioning.

Don Johnston, M.S.

CEO/Founder, Don Johnston Incorporated

Don started his company in 1980 with a singular vision to help students read and write with technology. Since then, we’ve reached over 32,000 schools with our assistive technology tools. Don is a national speaker, a photographer, and the visionary behind Readtopia®—the comprehensive Reading/ELA curriculum for middle and high school students with complex needs.