Asked • 05/29/19

Why is "color coding" useful when working with students with disabilities?

Color coding, specifically tutor outlining self-drawn boxes on a piece of paper, helps both the teacher and the student organize information according to the beginning, middle and end of an assignment.

1 Expert Answer


Deborah P. answered • 05/29/19

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Special Needs Teacher With 22 Years Teaching Experience

Deborah P.

Color coding can also be useful in teaching phonics which aids in reading comprehension,


Mary G.

Colors are useful in teaching because our brains notice and remember colors. Just imagine if you could only see the world in black and white. You would still see things, but you wouldn't remember their differences as much as you do when you see them in color. Colors help to focus our attention more so that we remember more. In my 25 years of teaching and tutoring, I've seen the use of colors make a huge difference in student learning of math facts, phonics, and just about every other subject. Like Deborah P. mentioned in her answer, colors also make learning a lot more fun! :)


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