How are you choosing reading accommodations?

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Presented By: Sara Vold / Nicole Nichols

Having a tool that gives you the data to make the best decision on reading accommodations is a gamechanger. And if that tool was a huge time saver for staff—how might that transform your students or district?

Using the data from uPAR,  we can help students redefine themselves as readers. And we have two educators here to show you how they did it in their schools.

Join us for this informative webinar, with Sara Vold and Nicole Nichols, to hear how they:

  • Addressed barriers to district implementation
  • Systematically rolled out uPAR usage to the whole district
  • Started and where they are today

Plus, get a customized report for your school to see how many students are reading at grade level or how many may benefit from a read-aloud accommodation.

About the Presenter

Sara Vold

Sara Vold is an Assistive Technology Specialist in the School District of Janesville. By trade, Sara is a teacher of Intellectual Disabilities and serves as the Intellectual Disabilities district Program Support Teacher, as well as a district autism support team member. She has experience in grades K-12, assessing and accommodating students for both low and high technology devices for 16 years. Sara has an extensive background in working with curriculum and inclusive practices aligned to the common core essential elements. Sara has worked with many teams in the school district to evaluate and determine appropriate accommodations for students within the least restrictive environment and aligned to both curriculum and IEP goals.

Nicole Nichols

Nicole Nichols, MA CCC-SLP, is an Assistive Technology Specialist in the School District of Janesville in Janesville, Wisconsin. Prior to her current role, Nicole worked as a speech language pathologist with students from ages 3-18 in the school and private practice settings. She is a coordinator of the district Assistive Technology Team and is district autism support team member. Nicole received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) and her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO).