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AT and UDL in Partnership

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AT and UDL can work hand-in-hand, but one does not replace the other. The chart below outlines the similarities and differences between the two. Simply put, UDL strategies that benefit one student may benefit all students. On the other hand, AT is specifically selected, implemented and evaluated for a student who the IEP team believes needs AT to access the general education curriculum with greater independence. Even in a well-designed classroom, some students may still require the use and implementation of AT to further enhance and demonstrate their learning.

Specifically considered for an individual student Makes the general education curriculum accessible to students with varying needs
Used by a student to meet the expectations of the general education curriculum Used by all students with diverse learning needs
Monitored by special educators but also used by general education teachers Implemented by general and special education teachers


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bastiani 10/25/2012 01:31PM EDT

This comparison is excellent and concise.  We've found in our training sessions that it is easier for people to understand either AT or UDL when a comparison is drawn at the outset.  We have started putting a comparison of AT and UDL at the beginning of many of our training sessions.

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