ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire)—About 1 in 5 children in the U.S. have learning and attention issues. For these kids, a virtual education can be a real struggle.
Researchers conducted a study to better understand the online learning experiences of students with disabilities and their parents. They interviewed parents with children in 3rd-8th grade. In these interviews, parents reported that online education requires a significant time commitment on their part to help structure children’s time, help implement learning activities, and problem solve when issues arise. Parents also stressed that parent-teacher communication is critical for success.
Experts say parents should be proactive about reaching out to their child’s teachers and service providers. Ask your school to help put a remote education and therapy plan in place. Set realistic daily goals that you can easily track. And don’t put too much pressure on yourself or your child; just do your best.
If you have any questions about remote learning for special education students, visit educatingalllearners.org/. This site was designed to offer answers and provide insight during the coronavirus crisis.
Contributors to this news report include: Cyndy McGrath, Executive Producer, Julie Marks, Field Producer, Roque Correa, Editor
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