The article written By: Patti Ralabate and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association caught my attention because I still have fear of going into special education but after reading this article it made me realize how rewarding of a job it really is. Its a very difficult job but its still something I have interest in.
Universal Design for Learning “provides the opportunity for all students to access, participate in, and progress in the general-education curriculum by reducing barriers to instruction.” Katherine is a women who works in the classroom with the students instead of pulling them out of the classroom. I was in third grade when I had an IEP and I was always pulled out of the classroom, I hated it because it made me feel stupid. Katherine works with the children and just modifies the lesson for that particular student. These students have all different kinds of strengths and weaknesses like the article states for example, “emotional or behavioral challenges, autism, attention deficit,” and much more. Digitalized texts also became helpful for students because they were able to highlight text, bold it, make it bigger and translated for them. UDL learners are learners who become self sufficent and they are able to access there own learning.
I like how students with special needs aren’t pulled out of the class, and with UDL they are able to do more things on there own. The teacher work to meet the needs of all students. They understand that all students learn at different levels and they might need to do scaffolding with some students within there classroom.