Universal Design for Learning and Trauma-Informed Practices

Kansas City Room, 1:30pm


Alexis Petri, PhD, Institute for Human Development


Tackle two buzz words with one concurrent session: universal design for learning and trauma-informed practices. Faculty and instructors interact with a broad range of students and it can be difficult to understand students’ experiences and the barriers they face. This session will cover the basics of universal design in college-level courses, with practical ideas for supporting faculty in designing accessible classes. Because trauma-informed practices are related to universal design for learning, this session will also share information on the basics on strategies to help mitigate the presentation trauma. The interactive portion of the session will give participants practice using the 3 c’s – comfort, control, confidence – to help students take control of their learning.