In this lesson, you will hear from practitioners and families who share their experiences and the “know-how” that comes from solving problems, overcoming barriers, and making decisions in everyday life. We identified practitioners and a parent from different parts of the country who have experience-based knowledge on the topic of learning environments and invited them to share their views on critical issues related to making adaptations to effectively support child engagement in those environments.
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Ted Bovey talks about the structure and organization of the classroom environment and how environmental adaptations can support the engagement of all children. Listen >
Constance Walker talks about the fact that early childhood programs are failing boys, particularly boys of color, and provides strategies for how to address this disturbing trend. Listen >
Amanda Arevalo talks about how the use of assistive technology can improve a young child’s independence, learning experiences, and help meet his/her developmental and/or family goals in various environments. Listen >