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Bridging the Gap: Overcoming Barriers in Higher Ed for Students with Disabilities including Neurodivergent Learners

August 25, 2023

In the current learning environment, students with disabilities encounter significant challenges due to the lack of inclusivity and accessibility in the education system. This article aims to share ideas and strategies that can help reduce barriers to learning, ensuring equal access to education and the opportunity for all students to achieve their full potential, regardless of ability. Students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other cognitive differences often experience auditory, visual, and spatial processing difficulties, affecting their reading, writing, and overall learning. These challenges may include problems with left-right distinction, depth perception, spatial awareness, language skills, and vocabulary. Neurodiverse learners and those with cognitive differences may also struggle with maintaining focus and staying on track, necessitating structured and flexible assessment pedagogical tools. Read More