Amarillo special needs students impacted by COVID-19 in classroom

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) – Changes being made to the classroom this year are impacting students with disabilities more than others.



The pandemic is impacting special needs students and teachers in the classroom.


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The pandemic is impacting special needs students and teachers in the classroom.

A psychotherapist says what some may feel while wearing a mask or being separated from friends could be magnified for children with autism.

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“It causes a lot of anxiety and stress with these children. Not just children with autism but all children in general because children love predictability, they love structure, they thrive in it,” said Annette Nunez, psychotherapist.

Children with special needs are experiencing more challenges than most students this school year.

The same can be said for special education teachers.

“The teachers are working for the most part during the day with the kiddos that are in class and they have scheduled times that they get to work with

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