Helping your child learn from home is not easy!
Here are some tips and resources to help you keep your child focused, engaged and learning, even during this pandemic.
What's different now?
- Classes, meetings and IEP services may be virtual
- Reports, IEP drafts, consent forms and other paperwork may be sent (and signed) electronically
- It may be harder to stay connected to your child's teachers and therapists
What you can do:
- Stay in touch with your child and with their teachers. Know what the challenges are with remote learning for your child, and work together to find solutions.
- Stay in touch with the IEP team. Make sure to discuss creative ways to provide the services that are written into the IEP or 504 Plan.
- Don't let meetings get cancelled because the school is closed to parents. You can have meetings, including IEP and Pupil Appraisal meetings on a computer or by phone.
- Look through the resources listed on this page.
- Louisiana Virtual Instruction Guide for Parents
- Participating in Virtual Meetings
- Extra help for Distance Learning:
- These are handouts that go with the Louisiana ELA Guidebooks for each grade and unit. They are to help parents support their children who are learning from home.
- Knowledge Packs: These include the texts for each reading unit, and activities to help for each one. They help students to learn the background knowledge, vocabulary and skills needed to read and understand the texts.
- Distance Learning Guidebook Companions: These have exercises to help students in each grade and unit to understand and express their understanding of the texts.
- Remote Education Log
- This is an app you can get on a smart phone to track your child's progress with their remote learning.
Other Exceptional Lives Resources:
- Louisiana parent guides to help with schoolwork
- Webinars about getting special education services remotely
- Tips on communicating with the school
- School assessments