UDL and Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS)

UDL and Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS)

UDL and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

How does UDL fit within MTSS? Well, as indicated in previous pages, Universal Design for Learning is designing with a purpose. It's design that is proactive and iterative, which that teachers are continuously learning from targeted & intensive/individual suports and interventions and incorporating those supports into their Tier 1 planning. 

 
 
 
For example, if a student is not able to access the content and is in need of Assistive Technology, then revising the instructional planning to include those AT considerations and tools during intitial instruction would be the UDL approach. Additionally, teachers using the information from Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions and supports to incorporate successful stategies and scaffolds into Tier 1 would also be the UDL approach because it is intentional use of supports (materials, methods, etc.) to reduce or eliminate barriers. 
 
Simply put, ULD is proactive, iterative, and intentional lesson design using the guidelines and expert learning as the framework for the design. 
 
This graphic shows how this process looks within the MTSS and UDL systems. 
 

Resources

Florida's MTSS Implementation Components
 
A Parent's Guide to Response to Intervention (RtI) 
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