What Works for Dyslexia—A Conversation with Two Successful People with Dyslexia

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

“They thought I was just a troublemaker and that was fine with me—it kept them from knowing I couldn’t read.”

“I was told I’d never graduate high school.

Sound like some of your students? These are common threads for students with dyslexia.

Dyslexia was in focus even before eLearning, but now with an ever-changing reading-intensive environment, finding ways to help students succeed has never been more important.

In this recorded webinar, hear what works from two successful people with dyslexia. Don Johnston went from class trouble-maker to CEO. Ptahra Jeppe went from graduate non-hopeful to Syracuse University Law School Graduate with Honors in 2020. She recently passed the New York State Bar examination. Don and Ptahra share what it takes to live, learn, and succeed with dyslexia.

Recorded May 28, 2020

About the Presenter

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 Assembly member Jo Anne Simon.

Don Johnston, M.S.

CEO/Founder Don Johnston Incorporated. 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.