• October 16, 2014

Dr. Denise DeCosteSET-BC and Bridges Canada are pleased to present Dr. Denise DeCoste in a one-day workshop on the Provincial Professional Development Day, Friday, October 24, 2014.

Dr. DeCoste is the co-author of PAR (Protocol for Accommodations in Reading), which is a repeatable and systematic assessment process that provides concrete documentation that school-based teams can use for IEP meetings. The protocol also outlines evidence-based practices that can be used to make decisions about selecting a suitable reading accommodation. In this workshop, Dr. DeCoste will be going through the PAR, describing how any educational team can proactively make informed decisions with regard to supporting students with reading challenges.

This session, highly relevant to reading specialists, diagnosticians, and educators will include a review of the literature on reading accommodations. Additionally, online tools and applications that support struggling readers will be identified.

Not in the Lower Mainland? We will be videoconferencing these sessions to sites in Kimberley, Parksville, Prince George, Surrey and Vernon. These sessions will be recorded and archived for future reference on our site in our Learning Centre for a limited time. Anyone across the province may register for these sessions at a location near you.

All sites are free for attendance. Refreshments, snacks and lunch are the responsibility of the participants. For the Vancouver site, refreshments and lunch will be provided at a cost of $25. To register and receive information about specific locations, go to SET-BC’s online registration page, SETreg. For more information, contact Tak Yamada at training@setbc.org.