Universal Design for Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom
Teaching Children of all Languages, Cultures, and Abilities, Birth – 8 Years
Universal Design for Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom, Second Edition focuses on proactively designing PreK through Grade 3 classroom instruction, environments, and assessments that are flexible enough to ensure that teachers can accommodate the needs of all the students in their classrooms. Featuring updated language and examples to elevate discussions about inclusion and access along with a stronger anti-bias focus, this second edition includes new content on trauma-informed practice, strength-based approaches, social-emotional learning, family partnerships, and using remote and virtual technology. Highly practical and easy to use, this book remains THE essential guide to UDL in the early years.
Table of Contents
1. Welcome to This Book and How to Use It 2. Accessibility, Inclusion, and Universal Design 3. Using UDL as a Framework: Providing Multiple Means of Representation 4. Using UDL as a Framework: Providing Multiple Means of Action and Expression 5. Using UDL as a Framework: Providing Multiple Means of Engagement 6. Enhancing Partnerships with Families to Strengthen Learning 7. Where We Are Now and Where We Need to Go 8. Professional Development Resources: Using UDL Across DECAL—Elements to Support Change in Professional Practices 9. What Administrators Need to Know: Using the UDL Framework Across the DECAL—Elements to Improve Outcomes for Teachers and Students
Pamela Brillante is an author, speaker, and consultant with expertise in early childhood special education and inclusive practices who is a Professor in the Department of Special Education, Professional Counseling, and Disability Studies at The William Paterson University of New Jersey.
Karen Nemeth is an author, speaker, and consultant with expertise in first and second language development who founded Language Castle LLC.