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IEP teams may be tempted while students are slowly returning to school buildings to shorten the school days of students with disabilities who exhibit behavioral issues.
For many young students in the early stages of literacy, the interruption in learning brought by the pandemic has resulted in a need to go back to basics.
To continue to lead staff effectively as the pandemic continues, special education directors may want to take cues from strong leaders in other industries.
The unpredictability of the learning environment because of changes back and forth from remote to face-to-face learning has taken a toll.
Students with disabilities may become anxious when faced with an assignment or task, and they may disengage completely because they lack executive functioning skills.
Using certain play therapy techniques may not be an option while children are learning remotely. Instead, school psychologists may have to use alternative strategies.
The National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities, a three-day conference, kicks off on April 19. Register today.
CDC’s new guidance on reopening schools emphasizes equity, prioritizes mask wearing and physical distancing to keep students safe.
Engaging students with disabilities in consistent activities and giving them choices helps them feel more rooted to school regardless of the learning environment.
Creative ideas for addressing social-emotional learning to meet an IEP goal for a student with disabilities
There are four actions school district personnel should take when parents of a student with disabilities who has been enrolled in a private school due to COVID decide to send the child back to public school.
Is a student with an IEP plan being denied FAPE if a school team expresses a preference for that student to learn from home? Here’s how to avoid opening up the district to litigation.
When a parent asks for an independent educational evaluation for a child with a suspected disability, school teams should be proactive to avoid liability exposure.
When schools aren’t able to operate under standard conditions, IEP teams must ensure there are plans in place for special education students are still receive services.
When anxiety is causing a refusal to attend school, educators and support staff can take several actions to help, including teaching coping strategies and promoting social modeling.