Millions of students have transitioned to online learning over the past month as a health pandemic sweeps the globe. While that transition is easy for some students, many–including students with special needs–find it difficult.
Teachers have done, and are still doing, a fantastic job moving their instruction online, ensuring students without devices or home internet have access to school-provided resources or can obtain paper copies. Many districts are also weaving mental health services and SEL into core instruction to help students process their new learning reality.
Students with special needs may be missing their regular routines and resources, but there are a number of apps and online tools that can help parents and caregivers fill the gaps as much as possible while a return to face-to-face learning remains undecided.
These apps can be especially helpful for parents looking for easy-to-access resources in the midst of helping their children adjust to learning at home.
The Teen and Adult Phonics (TAP) Library offers a growing collection of sequential, decodable digital novels with edgy, engaging themes designed to appeal to teenagers and adults. Care has been taken to build a positive experience for older emergent readers, especially those with SpLD such as dyslexia, ASD or ADHD.