Resources for Instructors

Websites

National Center on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

  • UDL is “a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.” UDL has designed an instructional framework that teachers can apply across all subject areas and lesson topics. UDL recognizes that each student differs in his or her interests, perspective, and skill set, and this fact should be seen as an asset to the classroom. Therefore, UDL offers guidelines to teachers for creating engaging lessons that appeal to all types of learners. The variety of strategies, lesson ideas, and standards can be particularly helpful for educators seeking to support and encourage students with learning disability in the classroom.

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD): Especially for Teachers

  • The NCLD offers a specific page on its website for educator resources. Numerous articles, instructional strategies, and videos are provided to support teachers who are instructing students with learning disability. The resources are applicable for most teachers in the elementary to post-secondary levels.

AHEAD: Association on Higher Education and Disability

  • AHEAD is a professional organization specifically focused on the development of policies and instructional practices that support students with disabilities in higher education. AHEAD offers numerous workshops and conferences for professionals working in higher education, and helpful resources are also provided for students transitioning into college.

Helpful Videos

Learning Disabilities at UF

  • This video describes the current state of learning disabilities at the University of Florida.

Universal Design

  • This video describes universal design, which is the is the gold standard for how to best provide classroom support for students with learning disabilities.