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Best practices in instruction

Schoolwide approaches such as UDL and a multi-tier system of supports^ (MTSS) benefit all students, including those with learning and attention issues. But more educators need access to best practices in evidence-based instruction for different kinds of learning and attention issues. For example, many educators may have heard of using multisensory structured language education. But few educators are trained to use this approach to help students with dyslexia^ make progress in reading.

Likewise, evidence-based instruction has been shown to help students with dyscalculia^ develop their “number sense.” But it is often difficult for educators to locate best practices. To make this information broadly accessible, NCLD has begun the initial planning for Understood for Educators, a free resource that is expected to launch in 2018.

3. Personalized learning is a growing movement that has the potential to transform education for all students—and especially those with learning and attention issues.