The COVID-19 pandemic has parents dealing with education regression. What does this mean for special education?
We’re working with parents, empowering them in the center of our distance learning model, by providing navigation tips to empower growth. Help is needed to assist parents through these times.
The issue is that children have been out of school since spring. That prolonged period in social isolation can have critical impact on education. Regression is real. (There’s even a hashtag: #covidslide.) Read more about the Covid slide here.
This week, Katerina Violante, Director of Programs at Triton Support Services, is offering a tip to help identify signs and symptoms of regression. Here is what she said:
This feels HARD. Being a teacher and parent, and working to preventing regression, is a big job.
Here’s what you can do:
1. Take a deep breath and take a step back.
2. Start identifying the trends that lead to shutting down or task avoidance.
3. Track the data.
4. Create preventative strategies or front-loading solutions.
Look for stress triggers in your environment, like aspects of working from home & student doing distance learning. Discover learning for yourself and for your child because no matter the level or ability, everyone is a learner. Implement a coaching session for additional support.
To take a deeper look into regression, register for our parent course here.