Parents are reporting to Starbridge educational advocates the following challenges their children are experiencing with distance learning:
Difficulty sitting for very long in front of a computer
Packet of work received with too little interaction with a teacher
Trouble signing into the computer and trouble finding their work
Regression (the loss of learned skills, usually after breaks in instruction)
Positive aspects of distance learning?
Some parents and family members are reporting they like remote learning because:
There is less stress on the child
They work in a quieter environment
They are seeing more progress
Tips from Starbridge advocates to help with distance learning
A movement break every 20 minutes
A visual timer to see how much time is left in the Zoom session
One-to-one videoconferences to allow students to ask questions or complete assignments with teacher support
Document your child or family member’s regression and present data to the teacher and CSE team. Good data can be quantified, or counted, and looked at objectively.
Make sure you have a strong point of contact at school to ask questions and get support if you need it. Collaboration is key.
Take time each week to reflect on a top strength and a top need you would like to address differently to make the following week better.
Please note: No matter what type of instruction is being used, (hybrid, in-person, full remote) your school district along with your school team remain responsible for ensuring that a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is provided to all children with disabilities.