Essential uPAR: 

What You Need to Know to Choose the Right Reading Accommodations

Think you know what reading accommodations your students need? You may be missing the most important part!

Hear from Dr. Denise DeCoste as she shares her experience as an OT, special educator, and developer behind uPAR—a protocol that helps educators make data-driven decisions on reading accommodations.

During this webinar Dr. DeCoste will cover:

  • Strategies for uPAR implementation
  • Reading modifications vs. accomodations
  • Social-emotional impact of dyslexia
  • Schools transformed by making better decisions with uPAR data

Presenter: Dr. Denise DeCoste

Dr. DeCoste is an occupational therapist and a special educator with 30+ years of experience in the field of assistive technology. She led two AT teams (InterACT and HIAT) in Montgomery County Maryland Public Schools for over 20 years. She received her doctorate in education and human development in 1993 with a dissertation focusing on using assistive technology to improve the spelling and writing development of students with severe speech and physical disabilities. She is the author of PAR (Protocol for Accommodations in Reading) and uPAR (online version of PAR).

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