COVID-19 has dramatically changed the landscape of school in general and special education in particular. Schools may be face-to-face, hybrid, virtual, or some combination of all of those things. IEP meetings are conducted over zoom and service provision for therapies and social work has completely changed. Navigating the special education system in normal times can be confusing and frustrating. Navigating the special education system during a pandemic can be utterly overwhelming. In order to support you with distance learning and IEP management, we are happy to provide new resources and guidelines.
To say we are living in “unprecedented times” seems like an understatement. Life and work have changed for all of us, and for our children, life and school are dramatically different. For some children, this has resulted in easier access to school materials as they are now provided digitally. For others, it has resulted in struggles and confusion due to decreased social opportunities. As parents, we know that you are working to address both of these situations with creativity and an unwavering dedication to your child’s progress, as you also work to ensure that your child’s school system continues to deliver all of the supports that are mandated by your child’s IEP. We hope these resources, including the video presentation below, tips document, and our resources website, prove useful. As always, please contact us if we can support you
Robin Pegg, MEd, COTA/L, ATP
WSA Education Consultant