Tag Archives: Special Education

Things Look Different for SpEd Students While Remote Learning

[Source:  The Austin Statesman] Milla Phillips is learning her fifth grade lessons from her home playroom instead of her Forest Trail Elementary School classroom. Using her school assigned iPad, she can complete lessons through Google Classroom. Using the web conferencing … Continue reading

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Special Needs Students Donate Face Shields Made From Their School’s 3D Printers

[Source:  NJ.com] The beeps and whistles stopped long enough for Amelia McGowan to realize exactly what was going wrong. A paper jam … or in this case a filament jam. For nine hours a day, there’s a 3D printer spitting … Continue reading

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Special Educator/Therapist Corner: How to Handle IEPs During the Coronavirus Crisis? Some Expert Advice

[Source: On Special Education Blog; Education Week] The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act outlines specific requirements for identifying and educating children with disabilities, but the coronavirus crisis has sparked fierce debate over how adaptable the law is to a world where … Continue reading

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Special Education Families Struggle with COVID-19 School Closures

[Source:  USA Today] Just weeks ago, special education students across America had one-on-one aides, physical and speech therapy and counseling in school. Then came the coronavirus outbreak, and schools closed. While many of America’s children are working through take-home packets or taking … Continue reading

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Remote Learning Also Works for Special Education Students

[Source:  Youth Today] Maxwell Benjamin sits in front of a grilled cheese sandwich cut into bite-sized pieces. His mother Susie Wong-Benjamin encourages him to take bites and chew because he prefers softer foods like spaghetti and mashed potatoes. She’s guided … Continue reading

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