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Title: A Smarter PAR: The Right Accommodations Start with the Right Data

Research shows us that educators only make the right decision on reading accommodations 50% of the time when relying on subjective judgement. We developed a diagnostic process to replace subjective judgement. It’s called the Protocol for Accommodations in Reading (PAR) already — over 7,500 people have downloaded it for free! With PAR, educators are able to determine which accommodations, if any, are most appropriate for a given student.

Now see what you’re capable of when you deliver the new online version—uPAR (Universal Protocol for Accommodations in Reading). It allows educators to assess up to 25 students in one class period and get documented results instantly. In fact, it’s the first AT consideration tool that can be group-delivered but gives individual results!

Join me as I walk you through research basis for Protocol for Accommodations in Reading (PAR), as well as introduce you to uPAR—just in time for the new state assessments this school year!”

Denise DeCoste

Presenter: Denise DeCoste is an occupational therapist and a special educator with over 25 years of experience in the field of assistive technology (AT). For 22 years, she was an assistive technology team leader for the Mongomery County Maryland Public Schools (InterACT and HIAT Teams). Recently, she was the governor appointed chair of the Maryland UDL Task Force. Denise is the co-author of three books on assistive technology, including PAR (Protocol for Accommodations in Reading).

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