Education and Parenting During COVID-19

The U. S. Department of Education has issued multiple documents regarding COVID-19.  These include a Q & A document on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak.
https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus

 

Including:

Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities during the Coronavirus
https://sites.ed.gov/idea/idea-files/q-and-a-providing-services-to-children-with-disabilities-during-the-coronavirus-disease-2019-outbreak/#Q-A-5

 

Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/ocr-coronavirus-fact-sheet.pdf

 

 Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/frontpage/faq/rr/policyguidance/Supple%20Fact%20Sheet%203.21.20%20FINAL.pdf?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=           

 

The Illinois State Board of Education is providing information on school closings and services for children in Illinois. 
https://www.isbe.net/Pages/covid19.aspx    

 

            Including:

ISBE Remote Learning Recommendations:
https://www.isbe.net/Documents/RL-Recommendations-3-27-20.pdf                     

 

The Comprehensive Center Network has organized a list of resources for continuity of learning that are from a federally- or state-funded source, a reputable nonprofit, a source with public name recognition, or is endorsed by an expert. 
www.compcenternetwork.org/resources-for-continuity-of-learning

 

Matt Cohen & Associates, LLC, a legal firm specializing in special education, disability rights, and human services law, has issued Guidance for Parents on Education Rights during School Closure. 
https://files.constantcontact.com/aa0639b6001/bffab936-b9ca-4ee6-9556-570283a7b54c.pdf

 

The Great Lakes Equity Center in Indianapolis has developed a center statement on COVID-19 Pandemic Resources & Support and offers information on Equity Considerations for Online & Distance Learning.
https://greatlakesequity.org/covid-19-pandemic-resources-support         

 

The Child Mind Institute notes that with family life and schooling disrupted by the coronavirus, they are hearing from many parents that their children with ADHD are struggling. They say remote learning can be especially hard for kids with attention issues and that being stuck in the house can be challenging for extremely active kids. They say that kids with ADHD may have trouble managing emotions like frustration and disappointment without acting out.  They are sharing suggestions from their ADHD experts on how to provide extra support and structure to help kids with ADHD focus and manage their behavior at a time that’s stressful for everyone. 
https://childmind.org/article/giving-kids-with-adhd-support-and-structure-during-the-coronavirus-crisis/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%20Parents%20Guide%20to%20Problem%20Behavior&utm_campaign=Weekly-04-08-20

 

EducatingAllLearners.org is a website created by more than 30 disability and education groups to be a one-stop shop of teaching resources.  This site includes guidance on how teachers can deliver online lessons to students with special education needs.  There is also guidance on conducting online IEP meetings.  The site is free and available to all. 
www.educatingalllearners.org                      

 

EdSource Article Introducing the Website
https://edsource.org/?p=628741

 

The IRIS Center has created a module on reliable, easy-to understand resources to support children’s learning at home.  Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic offers practical tools and easy-to-implement strategies to help:

  • Clarify what is and (perhaps just as importantly) what is not a parent’s role during school shutdowns
  • Prepare for at-home learning
  • Support your child’s learning
  • Promote your child’s social and emotional wellbeing
  • Support your child if he or she is struggling or has a disability

IRIS module
https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/c19/             

 

Learning Ally is offering free home-based distance learning activities to encourage reading in students from preschool through high school.
Learning Ally Distance Learning Resources

https://www.distancelearningally.org/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTldJeE5EQTBNbU0zTlRFdyIsInQiOiIyOEpEWTMxVDFxZ3cremh0MFFVd1hPK3dhZ0F4eEFUdUY2anN6NFlzVEY0Sk5NWjZrT1FDZkp5MldiRENkWFN1OW0xNEhvVU5LYnArUGZmT0JcL0pVNFJpOTMwU3NQUjVwU1l5NlwvODFxUzgxQ2FTemxMMTJVSFplcGhcL25XOHVIMyJ9

 

Khan Academy is archiving webinars on how to motivate kids to learn and how to schedule and balance a day with multiple kids in the household on their YouTube channel. 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQl0a2vh4HD5ESfQ79oNW9OJLzyh8ujd&utm_email_kaid=kaid_909305667323409197686099&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=042920+Parent+Webinar&utm_content=Final&utm_term=All+Parents

 

Speech Buddy has 6 Free Online Speech Therapy Resources for Kids
https://www.speechbuddy.com/blog/games-and-activities/6-free-online-speech-therapy-resources/?fbclid=IwAR07gPyOrRTvjTVFSh1EwTZ9FCw8wkwlk2diPH-K7vUGJn3jsidqIafwz9g

 

The U.S. Department of Education has issued fact sheets about virtual IEP meetings.
https://www.parentcenterhub.org/wp-content/uploads/repo_items/virtual-iep-meeting-tipsheets.pdf

 

Guidance on Education Rights During School Closure from Matt Cohen, special education attorney
https://files.constantcontact.com/aa0639b6001/c865a63d-f905-406a-8219-19e809ff2f3b.pdf