Personalized Learning and Students with Disabilities

Educators, parents, and others have struggled for decades to find the best ways to teach and support students with disabilities. These students can achieve at high levels if they receive specialized instruction, supports that build on their strengths and mitigate their challenges, and an environment that is engaging and sparks their desire to learn. Personalized learning systems can help educators provide these things when implemented appropriately. As personalized learning efforts expand across the nation, now is the time for educators, parents, and others to understand what personalized learning is, how it works, and how it can help students with disabilities succeed.

Now, more than ever, schools, districts and states are exploring and using personalized learning in classrooms all over the country. Learning aligns with interests, needs and skills, and takes place in an engaging environment where students gain a better understanding of their strengths.