In this essay, UDL is proposed as the first tier in a prevention strategy by Fuchs and Fuchs, well known for their work in intervention strategies.
"Universal Design for Learning from the Center for Applied Special Technology calls for students to have multiple means of expression, representation, and engagement in their learning. Instructional media should provide those elements and have scaffolds built in (Deubel, 2003). Within a universal design framework, Fuchs and Fuchs (2001, pp. 86-87) presented four principles of primary prevention that can be used with all students."