This Voices From the Field piece includes a discussion with Amy Campbell who has been working with students who experience moderate to profound impact from expressive and receptive communication barriers as well as other disabilities or conditions (e.g., Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism) as a special education teacher for the past 12 years in the Camas School District in southwest Washington state. In the piece she highlights how she has adapted her instruction to support students during Spring 2020.
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Grade level standards-based curriculum can be taught through authentic learning activities at home. This resource shows teachers and parents how to collaborate to support a child’s progress on his or her individualized goals at home.
This resource discusses how schools can plan for transitioning students with significant cognitive disabilities back into their schools after distance learning. The resource focuses on relationships, communication, and data.
How do we provide instruction at school, at home during distance learning and, if needed, pivot between the two environments for students with significant cognitive disabilities? The TIES Center's 5C Process and Learning Matrices focuses on meaningful learning for students in inclusive environments and helps to make transitioning between instruction at school and at home during distance learning straightforward and easier for both schools and families.
This overview is intended to communicate a framework for supporting all students (including those with significant cognitive disabilities) to actively engage with classmates, learn grade-level general education curriculum, and learn other essential skills.
This website offers brief videos for speech-language pathologists (SLPs), School Psychologists, occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs), Mental Health Services providers, and other related service providers providing tips and tricks for conducting this work remotely.
This website outlines how to create positive and productive environments in our homes while so many schools are closed.
This page provides guidance for using telehealth and e-visits to conduct services for PT and PTA.
This organization provides guidance for OT practitioners, educators, and students to incorporate telehealth into their practice in the absence of opportunity for face-to-face therapy.
NCSI presented a multi-part webinar series sharing best practices for state special education leaders to make the best use of available resources during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. NCSI and invited experts shared information to help state leadership teams make informed decisions amid current circumstances, ensuring leaders are poised to continue high-quality educational programming for students and families.
To successfully launch the 2020-2021 school year for students with disabilities, state education agencies (SEAs) have an essential leadership role to play in supporting local school systems to plan for multiple scenarios, including services delivered in-person, through distance learning, and via blended approaches.
While most change happens slowly, COVID has forced schools and families to change quickly. This resource offers questions and suggestions for administrators, teachers, and families as e