Creating Successful Learning Environments for Students with Disabilities


Read NK's latest article: "Creating Successful Learning Environments for Students with Disabilities"

"In addition to creating a focused curriculum to assist students with learning disabilities in performing to their highest capabilities, schools can promote and enhance learning by prioritizing the physical qualities of the classroom and larger learning environment. The design of learning spaces for these students, as well as any students, should focus on flexibility, health, and sustainability. Student performance can be supported by addressing needs related to thermal, acoustical, and emotional comfort. Spatial variety and creation of shared-use spaces provide opportunities for planned and chance learning and socialization, while adaptable, kinetic furnishings provide flexibility to accommodate a variety of activities, address sensory and ergonomic needs, and provide a degree of individual user control over the environment."