Special Education

Universal Design for Learning

By Christina A. Samuels — September 25, 2008 1 min read

The Center for Learning Disabilities sponsored an online chat on universal design for learning with Patti Ralabate, a special education expert for the National Education Association. The chat is packed with links to great resources on this topic, which advocates creating lessons and classroom materials that are flexible enough to accommodate different learning styles.

Once upon a time, when lawmakers on Capitol Hill were still discussing the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind, several education and disability advocacy groups came together in support of a provision that would promote universal design in the education law. It was noteworthy for being one of the few items that those many groups agreed on when it comes to educating students with learning differences. I wrote a story about the effort that you can read here.

A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.