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  1. Use UDL and MTSS to reach every student. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that customizes teaching and learning for all students to meet individual needs. While UDL is essential to the education of students with disabilities, who often need multiple means of instruction and of sharing what they know, UDL benefits all students. UDL can and should be incorporated into every classroom.

    A multi-tier system of supports (MTSS) allows educators to collect real-time data on how instructional strategies and interventions are working for students—and then make changes accordingly. Where MTSS is used with fidelity, more students are meeting proficiency standards, fewer students are experiencing disciplinary action, and more students are having their educational needs met in general education.

  2. Invest in integrated student supports. Integrated student supports–which include the availability of resources like tutoring, mentoring, and addressing physical and mental health–is one way schools can better support the comprehensive needs of students with learning and attention issues. Making sure that school systems are investing in the human capital needed to provide these supports is critical to their success.