Interventions may include meeting with the student and parent, letting the student fidget, asking the student for help, offering incentives, and helping find an outside therapist if needed.
The change from learning in person to learning remotely has had an impact on all students, but that impact may be greater for students with disabilities.
Educators to consider taking the following steps if they notice a student struggling with remote instruction.
1. Meet with the student and parent. Ask the student what his biggest challenge is and where he’s getting stuck, says Christina Reese, a licensed clinical professional counselor who trains school therapists who work with students with mental health disorders in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Then together with the parents, try to problem-solve it.
2. Let the student fidget. Once you have identified the challenge, determine what supports the student might need to have around his device