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UDL Solutions Finder Tutorial

2. Find UDL solutions

Now that you have identified the network or networks most involved in each learning barrier, you can look for UDL solutions. Each of CAST's three UDL principles is geared to address a learning network. To find some examples that might help overcome the barriers listed, click on the network & UDL principle below. Use copy and paste to add UDL solutions to the table.

Remember, the three UDL principles correspond to the three networks in the learning brain because they offer the right kind of flexibility to accommodate diversity in that kind of learning.

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Grade: 3   Teacher: Mrs G.   Subject: Science
Standard: 6.23 - Plants lifecycle
Goal: Research and present information on a flower.
Materials & Methods Potential Barriers/
Missed Opportunities
R - Recognition
S - Strategic
A - Affective
UDL Solutions
Printed textbook
  • Difficulty seeing small text (vision)
  • Preference for visual information
  • Difficulty decoding text
    Lecture/whole class presentation
  • Difficulty comprehending meaning (Spanish is primary language)
  • Emotional concerns, may miss information
    Library research
  • Organizational difficulties
  • Trouble with main ideas
  • Word decoding difficulty
    Create written report
  • Difficulty with writing mechanics
  • Excellent graphic artist - skills not tapped
    Flower drawing
  • Fine motor problems
  • Strong dislike of drawing
    Oral report on flower
  • Shy and hesitant speaker
  • ESL student
    Independent project
  • Excellent leader in groups, skills not tapped
  • Trouble with independent work
  • Assignment above ability level

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