Special Education Students Struggling Amid Pandemic
The Top 2 Challenges Facing Special Learners in This Trying Times
As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the United States, learners are faced with tough challenges amid the restrictions put in place by the authorities to contain the deadly virus. Students with special needs are the most severely affected.
To avoid the spread of infection to the student population, various schools have transitioned to online learning or, at the very least, have enforced strict rules regarding social distancing in classrooms and other school facilities.
To say that special education institutions are facing unprecedented challenges is an understatement. Amid the restrictions, they are unable to deliver some of their services to special learners. Here are the top 2 challenges faced by special learners:
1. Special learners are vulnerable to the virus.
While some institutions allow their students to go to the campus, physical contact is still prohibited — especially among special education learners. To be clear, their disability isn’t the primary reason why they’re especially vulnerable to the virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), individuals with special needs may have underlying medical conditions that place them at a higher risk for catching COVID-19.
For instance, some of them have compromised immune systems that make it dangerous for them to get in close contact with others. Additionally, a number of these learners have trouble understanding and practicing preventive measures to avoid infection including hand washing and social distancing. For these reasons, most special students who require and rely on hands-on services or therapies are not able to receive the treatment they need.
2. Technology poses learning barriers.
Some special education schools have completely transitioned their classes to virtual sessions. After all, that is the best course of action to ensure the students’ safety from the virus. At present, disability-related services such as sign language interpretation, speech lessons, and teletherapy are conducted through online reading materials, recorded videos, or virtual conferences.
However, this mode of teaching proves to be challenging when special students are unable to access or understand the educational materials due to their disabilities. For instance, students who are visually impaired would have a hard time learning from their modules unless someone is reading to them. Although technology has managed to help countless learners, both regular and special, certain technological barriers pose learning problems.
You Can Provide the Answer to the Prayers of These Families
Aside from the learning difficulties posed by the pandemic, some children and teens are also facing serious health challenges. Worse, the families of some of them are at wit’s end on how to pay for the high cost of treatment and health care consider their meager financial resources.
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