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UDL: Action & Expression

“Learners differ in the ways that they can navigate a learning environment and express what they know. There is not one means of action and expression that will be optimal for all learners; providing options for action and expression is essential” (1). There will be many students who struggle with organization and strategy (executive function disorders) and many who have significant movement impairments (cerebral palsy) that will approach learning tasks very differently. Some students may be able to express themselves very well in writing but not speech, and vice versa.  It will be important for me as a teacher to provide materials with which all learners can interact. There is a lot of technology that can help students who are limited physically. It will also be important to provide alternative modalities for expression. This will help level the playing field among learners and allows the learner to easily express knowledge of concepts and ideas. Students will thrive in an environment…

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