Kayla SteltenkampExplore the true meaning of neurodiversity and dispel common myths at the 2024 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC). During the Plenary Session on Friday, February 23, at 10 am PST, Kayla Steltenkamp, PhD, of Thomas More University, will present Unlocking the Power of Neurodiversity in the Higher Education Classroom: Debunking Myths and Boosting Learning for All! Learn about universal design for learning and how to seamlessly incorporate it into your teaching. Leave with practical strategies and ideas to immediately enhance learning for every student in your classroom.

This session will help you identify the strengths and unique learning styles of neurodiverse students. Discover how to embed the universal design for learning theory when making adaptations to content, process, or products in your coursework. And develop an action plan for implementing instructional adaptations and accommodations to support neurodiverse students in future teaching practice.

Dr. Steltenkamp is a lifelong learner and educator, certified in elementary education and special education learning and behavior disorders and moderate to severe disabilities. She started her own business, Mind Over Matter kids, to help assess, address, and advocate for students who learn differently. She is also the director of the first university-based dyslexia center in Kentucky.

CLEC 2024 will be held February 22-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Registrants have the option to attend in-person or virtuallyRegister by February 1 to get the regular rate and save $50 off the onsite/late registration rate.