Proficient readers scan and interpret text, forming a mental image of what is happening. A visualization made while reading will texture a scene with details that the text may not spell out—an indication of successful text comprehension. Support students in using all of their senses to engage with and imagine the world of a text. Multiple, differentiated models, practice, and support—drawing on UDL principles—will help all your students learn how to bring text to life as they read.

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AIR Informs Episode #6: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities During COVID-19

Remote learning requires adjustment for all students, but students with disabilities face additional challenges during the COVID-19 quarantine. In the latest episode of AIR Informs, Allison Gandhi, managing researcher and director of AIR’s special education practice area, describes some of these obstacles and shares strategies to help students make the most of this time.