Skip to Content

School of Medicine Columbia

uPAR! by Don Johnston Incorporated: The Secret to Finding the Right Reading Accommodations

Type: Recorded Webinar
Location: Webinar with Transcript
Cost: Free. (Registration is required.)


Participants must register to receive the webinar link.

About the Program

Target Audience: General Education and Special Education Administrators, AT Professionals, OT/PT, Principals and Teachers.

Does your district really have a handle on deciding which students can benefit from a reading accommodation? Is your process data-driven?uPAR—a protocol that shows educators what kind of reading accommodations each student needs (read aloud or independent reading without an accommodation) to give the best access to the curriculum possible. Watch student reactions to seeing their own data!

Participants will learn:

  1. How uPAR assesses multiple students at once.
  2. How to explain uPAR to your team so that the right decisions are made on reading accommodations.
  3. An introduction on how to interpret data from uPAR.

About the Presenters

Jennifer Loucks portrait

Jennifer Loucks

Jennifer Loucks is an Educational Support Specialist and Pilot Coordinator with Don Johnston Inc. Throughout nearly two decades at DJI. Jennifer has dedicated her work to empower students who struggle with reading and writing, helping them reach their full potential.



CART captioning is provided for all SCATP webinars. If you need an additional accommodation to participate, please contact us at least one week prior to the webinar via e-mail or by phone at 803-935-5263. 

All program webinars are recorded and archived on our training page.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.