DeCoste Writing Protocol
By Joan McAlpin
When Gavin spoke about his life before Snap&Read, it was clear he needed a moment to compose himself. His emotions welled up when describing how he stayed up until midnight struggling with homework. Just trying to make sense of words on a page was overwhelming.
By the time he reached fifth grade, Gavin was reading independently at a first grade level. The IEP team at Leggee Elementary in Huntley, IL faced the decision of placing Gavin in a self-contained classroom. But the team felt this student was capable of much more. They only needed a way to bring out his true potential. So, his teacher assessed him with uPAR.
It was a move that has changed his life….
Hear Gavin and his teachers tell what happened next!
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