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Presented By: Ptahra Jeppe, M.S., JD / Don Johnston, M.S., CEO / Kati McIlroy

Dyslexia was in focus even before eLearning. But now, in an ever-changing environment, districts are looking for stable and effective ways to help students access text more independently—wherever they learn.

They are asking “how to support dyslexic students.” What makes a real difference for students living and learning with dyslexia and other reading disabilities?

Request this on-demand to hear Ptahra Jeppe, M.Ed., JD., CEO Don Johnston, M.S., and Kati McIlroy, OT/L, ATS, as they reveal what works for students with reading disabilities and how to build a dyslexia-friendly learning toolkit.

  1. Understand the experience of dyslexia through Ptahra and Don’s eyes.
  2. Learn to identify the common signs of dyslexia.
  3. See Ptahra’s toolkit that helps her find success in school and life.
  4. Walk away with ideas to implement your toolkit to help students with dyslexia.

About the Presenters

Ptahra Jeppe, M.S., JD

Recently graduated magna cum laude from law school with a dual degree in Cultural Foundations of Education, and C.A.S. Disability Studies. She earned her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law and passed the New York State bar examination. Ptahra served as program director at Everyone Reading (formerly New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association). She also served as Chief of Staff for New York State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon.

Don Johnston, M.S., CEO

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.

Kati McIlroy

Assistive Technology Specialist and an Occupational Therapist who has worked in school districts for over 15 years in Southern California and currently works with Don Johnston Incorporated as an Educational Support Specialist. She collaborates with district professionals, educators, and therapists to integrate technologies that help students access the curriculum. Kati is also the parent of a student with reading disabilities.