Making SpACE: A New Perspective on Environment

As we all adjust to distance learning while seeking ways to make the environment supportive of twice-exceptional learners, we should keep in mind that this arrangement is, likely, temporary. Once we return to a more traditional in-person schooling model, we again can focus on how to best support neurodiverse students.

How has this been done?

Year after year, educational practitioners find themselves reflecting on curriculum, pacing, behavioral protocols, social-emotional learning, accommodations, and admissions criteria — all to ensure students’ needs are being met. However, there is another, often overlooked, area worthy of contemplation that greatly impacts student engagement: the learning environment. 

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