For students with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)
- Video Lectures: Most instruction is delivered in video format. Students can speed up, pause, or rewind the video. For students with ADHD who often find speakers moving too slowly or miss parts of a conversation, the ability to speed things up and rewind improves the lecture experience drastically.
- Intrinsic Interest: Students with ADHD may have a hard time doing work that doesn't immediately relate to their current interests or provide some sort of short-term reward. In our curriculum, students can incorporate their own interests into their projects so they can find intrinsic motivation in the process and remain engaged.
- Homework-Optional: Courses are designed to be completed entirely within the bell schedule. Some students may want to take their projects home and continue working on them, but it is optional.
For students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
- Concrete Language: We understand that students with ASD appreciate explicitly defined, concrete language. While we do use figurative language to create analogies as a teaching tool, the curriculum places emphasis on the clear and consistent use of vocabulary terms. New vocabulary is defined in the resources under the video along with a link to learn more about the term.
- Visual Supports: Along with hands-on activities and walk-throughs, our instructional lectures frequently feature visual diagrams, models, maps, and color-coded associations.
- Simple Design: Students with ASD can often feel overloaded with visual and auditory stimuli. Our visual assets make use of low-saturation colors, empty space, and low-polygon counts for 3D graphics to produce a calm and simple visual experience.
For students with Deafness, APD (Auditory Processing Disorder), or other auditory impairments
- Subtitles: Our video lectures are captioned. Learners can turn this on in the player settings.
- Text-Reinforcement: While content is delivered primarily through video, the topics of the video lectures are summarized for easy reference in the resources under the video.
- Visual Content Focus: Most student projects do not require audio as a core component and in situations where audio is required, the focus is on coding implementation and not on working with the audio itself.
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