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ERIC Number: ED459548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching College Students with Learning Disabilities. ERIC Digest.
Shaw, Stan F.; Scott, Sally S.; McGuire, Joan M.
This digest summarizes the issues involved in the instruction of college students with learning disabilities and offers a practical approach to teaching these students. It notes first that disability law at the college level is not as prescriptive as that for the elementary secondary level. Since the instructional climate in higher education is changing toward an increased emphasis on pedagogy, the digest suggests the Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) model as appropriate for serving these students. It briefly explains each of the nine principles of UDI: (1) equitable use, (2) flexibility in use, (3) simple and intuitive instruction, (4) perceptible information, (5) tolerance for error, (6) low physical effort, (7) size and space for approach and use, (8) a community of learners, and (9) instructional climate. Examples are offered for the practical application of two of these principles. (DB)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201-5709. Tel: 800-328-0272 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-620-2521; e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA.