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What is Active Learning?

Active Learning is an approach based on the work of Dr. Lilli Nielsen.  It is not just a piece of equipment, such as a "Little Room" or a HOPSA dress, rather it refers to a more comprehensive approach for instructing individuals with severe multiple disabilities. This approach is closely tied to evidence-based research, such as the work of Jean Piaget's developmental stages of learners. It views the child's development holistically, including motor, cognitive, sensory skills, and social and emotional development.




Coaching is available to educators and related service providers in the Region 10 ESC service area after completion of training on the Active Learning instructional approach. To request coaching or support, please use the link below to access and submit the Region 10 Active Learning Coaching Request Form.

Region 10 Active Learning Coaching Request Form


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