Integration of Universal Design of Instruction in Occupational Therapy Professional Education: Responding to Student DiversityBy Smith, Roger; Rickerson, Nancy; Deitz, Jean; American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 57, No. 5, pp. 594-597
Publication Date: September/October 2003
Article discusses the application of the seven principles of universal design of instruction in occupational therapy, which are: (1) equitable use, (2) flexibility in use, (3) simple and intuitive use, (4) perceptible information, (5) tolerance for error, (6) low physical effort, and (7) size and space for approach and use. When all the principles are applied to instruction, physical, sensory, and cognitive barriers imposed on the learning environment are reduced. Specifically, instruction is provided in ways that meet the learning needs of visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic learners. This could include the use of the Internet, multimedia presentations, handouts, discussions, and experimental activities. The principles are intended to meet the diverse learning needs of students, and to provide full access to educational experiences without putting some students at a disadvantage.
Published by: American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) (Website:http://www.aota.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J46452