Ideal for Introduction to Special Education/Introduction to Exceptionalities courses, this text provides strategies pre-service and in-service teachers can use to apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to their lesson planning. UDL lesson planning considers "up front" potential barriers that could limit access to instruction for some learners and helps teachers brainstorm possible solutions before lessons begin. The lessons included in this text are meant as a starting point for general education teachers who have students with special needs in their classrooms and can be adapted for primary and secondary learners with a wide range of challenges.
- This text consists of lesson plans to address learners from ten major disability areas covered in every standard Introductory textbook: Intellectual Disabilities; Learning Disabilities; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Emotional or Behavioral Disorders; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Speech and Language Disorders; Hearing Impairments; Visual Impairments; Physical Disabilities; Health Disabilities, and Related Low-Incidence Disabilities; and Gifted and Talented.
- Metcalf provides one lesson plan at the primary school level and one at the secondary level for each area of exceptionality.