Universal Design for Learning "The world is harder when it is not conceived for you." http://www.ad-awards.com/inc/video.swf?id=104 WHAT IS UNIVERSAL DESIGN?
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The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.
Audiences have -
Goodness of Fit
Social Ecology1989 Research – GERBERCharacteristics of How to Achieve Success
Information:A measure of general knowledge.
Digit Span:A test of immediate auditory recall and freedom from distraction.
Vocabulary:A measure of expressive word knowledge. It correlates very highly with Full Scale IQ
Arithmetic:Mental arithmetic brief story type problems. Tests distractibility as well as numerical reasoning.
Comprehension:Focuses on issues of social awareness.
Similarities:A measure of concept formation.
Picture Completion: A test of attention to fine detail.
Picture Arrangement: A test of logical sequencing.
Block Design: Involves putting sets of blocks together to match patterns on cards.
Digit Symbol: Involves copying a coding pattern.
Object Assembly: Four small jig-saw type puzzles.
Not seeing likenesses and differences in shape and form — as in letters, words and numbers.
Difficulty with word attack, phonics, word identification, sequencing, fluency, comprehension
Not hearing differences in similar sounds, not hearing high range or low range sounds
Memory, organization, prioritizing, analysis, synthesis
Identify the student’s
Identify the teacher’s
1. Identify the essential components of the lecture, presentation, activity, project
Plan for success
I am a 19 year old male with learning disabilities attending college.I rarely read except for the times that I am really interested in the subject matter.
When I need to read and study textbooks, I read out loud, tape myself, and play back the tape repeatedly.
I can get by with this method but I need a more efficient means to absorb what I read.
“What can I do to stop the insanity?”
Visual Perception & Discrimination
Auditory Perception & Discrimination
Assistive Technology Evaluation, Software/Equipment & Training
AT for reading and writing
Testing Accommodations and Modifications
4 year degree
Increase Reading and Writing skills
Personal Budget PlanningMark’s Action Plan
Peter Senge (The Fifth Discipline)
Technology provides the tools to function effectively and independently
is a software tool
set that builds
learning skills in
organizing, revising and editing
Draft:Builderhelps your students develop a strategic approach to planning, organizing and draft-writing; it breaks the writing process into small, manageable chunks so students stay on task and build effective writing habits.
Kennesaw State University
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LDA 44th Annual International Conference
Feb. 14-17, 2007