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Universal Design for Learning & Assistive Technologies: What Do They Have in Common?

Special education directors, early childhood interventionists, and other school administrators will learn from this program about practical, affordable solutions they can use to implement the principles of UDL (Universal Design for Learning) right away in the classroom. From the initial phases of classroom design, to creating a simple AT toolkit, you’ll see, hear and read from early childhood learning experts how AT tools create access to the general education curriculum. You’ll understand the role of the special educator in promoting the classroom application of AT toolkits for curriculum supports.


Kathleen C. Sadao, EdD, has been in the field of early childhood special education for more than 25 years and is co-author of “Assistive Technology for Young Children, Creating Inclusive Learning Environments.”

Nancy B. Robinson, PhD, CCC-SLP, San Francisco State University, is an expert in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC); early intervention, communicative sciences and communicative disorders.


Glen McCandless is an education consultant with over 25 years of experience working with educators and with developers of educational technologies to enhance teaching and learning.


Part One

Part Two

Part Three


Introduction to AT and UDL: What They Have in Common (9:32)

Hear about examples of the relationship between UDL and the multiple means of representation, engagement, and expression, and how AT tools for access can be used from the beginning.

How AT ToolKits Put AT in the Hands of Every Practitioner (15:21)

Listen to ways teachers can use low-tech devices and inexpensive materials to give them the opportunity to experiment, explore and try out simple, low-cost AT toolkits that will support every child in the classroom.

Merging AT and UDL in the Curriculum (10:28)

Hear how AT and UDL can be combined to differentiate instruction and provide all students ways to participate in class using different learning methods and with the help of SLPs who are uniquely equipped to do so.




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