It has become clear to researchers and educators that individual differences are the norm among students, not the exception. In any classroom, there will be a wide range of learning strengths and learning profiles. 

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CAST (www.cast.org)

CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.

"Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. Watch the video below to get an overview of UDL."

The Annenberg Learner site offers a free online course relating to the classroom applications of neuroscience along with many useful links, visuals, and videos. See esp. Unit 1 (Different Brains) and Unit 4 (Different Learners).

Judy Willis, M.D.

Judy Willis is an educator and a board certified neurologist. Her website offers a wealth of information to educators with particular emphasis on the brain science behind learning and the many ways that children learn.

How sensory processing issues affect kids in school and what parents and teachers can do to help them

The Child Mind Institute is an independent nonprofit organization that provides resources for families, educators, and other professionals who work with children.

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