Universal Design (help)

  1. I am currently writing a paper on how the seven principles of design can be incorporated into what we do as school nurses. Anyone with experience writing such a paper. My brain is just fizzled with this one. Not that I don't understand it but this is learning process idea and I'm having trouble separating the classroom from the clinic. Any ideas? TIA!
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   nurseprnRN
    Not sure what you mean. Do you mean, how would the architectural concept of universal design work in a classroom?
    Have you tried contacting someone from NARI? They are the experts in this!

    Or is principles of designing something else entirely?
  4. by   Supernrse01
    It is a "learning" tool that teachers use in the classroom. It is a newer concept. One so new that they can't even report statistical benefits. The paper I am supposed to write is to incorporate the principles into something I would do in school nursing. The principles are things like equitable use (like should be accessible regardless of disability), flexibility in use, perceptible information (multisensory). I can totally understand the principles but it, for some reason, is tripping me up when trying to link it to something I do on the clinic. I wanted to link it to Hearing/Vision screening but I just don't know.
  5. by   nurseprnRN
    Is there a special ed teacher you could brainstorm with? Does your college have an education school with a course sequence on this?
    Most activities or visual aids or games that a disabled child could enjoy are also accessible to able-bodied children. Hmmmm. Interesting question.
    Last edit by nurseprnRN on Feb 27, '13