P-14: Universal Design for Learning as a Means for Addressing the Unique Needs of All Learners
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 p.m.

Research in the last decade has revealed significant differences between learners and their response to instruction; and student success is maximized when instruction is focused on student learning needs. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research based strategy that focuses on individual student learning differences which facilitate student success. The UDL framework addresses learner variability by suggesting flexible goals, methods, materials, and assessments that empower educators to meet student needs. For the many students who are unsuccessful in the classroom, UDL can potentially remove many `barriers to learning.’ This presentation explains the UDL framework, its implementation in schools, as well as methods for formative and summative program evaluation for school psychologists to use.

Natalie Cicekci, Natalie Karaghossian and Allison Clarke, graduate students, Loyola Marymount University.

Strand: A, Topic: 1, Skill Level: II