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Shannan Palma

Five Strategies for Improving Outcomes for Neurodivergent Learners

A Talk by Shannan Palma (Teacher/Consultant)

About this Talk

In this presentation, we will offer five evidence-based strategies for supporting neurodivergent learners in the classroom and overcoming obstacles to learning. We will begin by explaining the neurodiversity paradigm, in which learning, communication, and sensory differences are all part of how people naturally differ from each other. Then we’ll give concrete strategies for inclusive lesson and classroom design with examples from our own computer science classrooms around Columbus, Ohio. In doing so, we’ll highlight how innovations in sensory- and neurodivergent-friendly technology facilitate teaching and learning.


Strategies include creating visual instructions, connecting concepts to students' lived experience, incorporating movement into learning, creating a sensory environment conducive to learning, and helping students to transition between tasks.

October 17, 2023, 08:00 PM

Previously Recorded Theater

08:00 PM - 08:30 PM

About The Speakers

Shannan Palma

Shannan Palma

Teacher/Consultant