For students with diagnosed learning disabilities, it may be difficult to keep up in a mainstream classroom. From innovative learning solutions to visual learning and adaptive learning, many tools are available to educators to help these students be successful and achieve learning outcomes.
The unique differences these students bring to the table challenge educators to accommodate a range of cognitive and physical conditions, providing education in a way that is personalized to each distinct learner. Students benefit from personalized curriculum, such as innovative learning solutions.
Studies have shown that visual learning is among the most innovative approaches to personalized education. This method can help students overcome obstacles to understanding material that is presented in a written format or in oral presentations. Visuals can be modified to provide for Section 508 accessibility standards, giving students information with a clear visual layout, large text, colors with good contrast and content that is easy to understand.
Through e-Learning, design teams can also create visual education tools with built-in advantages for students with diagnosed learning disabilities. Interactive content can engage learners on an individual basis, while also providing them with good accessibility. When designed for audio or digital systems, these stimulating visual graphics can accommodate text to speech functions, voice recognition software, text that can be customized, and large links, buttons or controls for easy use. These learning tools can also provide notifications and feedback, which is an important component for student progress.
With new innovative services, educators can also get access to unique tools for evaluating learning outcomes and student success. The company provides assessments and other measurement tools that are specifically created with each student in mind. This personalized approach to education not only gives educators a way to reach students that may have fallen behind the curve but also provides meaningful insight into student progress.
Often referred to as adaptive learning, computer programs can be designed with algorithms that track student understanding and student progress. Throughout their lessons, each student can learn at the pace that is suited to their needs, and their instructor can be notified by the program when a student needs help. Through measurement, the e-Learning curriculum can be adjusted to provide better student engagement, which may lead to better learning outcomes.
Students with diagnosed learning disabilities benefit from these individualized approaches, and the attention to their education can lead to personal success in the future.
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