Special Ed Students Have Lost Many Services. Here’s How SEL Strategies Can Help

This article originally appeared in EdSurge on June 4, 2020 by By Christina Cipriano and Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann.


This is the first of a three-part series looking at how social-emotional learning strategies can support teachers of students with learning differences during the pandemic.

The necessary and rapid move to distance learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been disabling for our education system.


All teachers and students are currently experiencing challenges with accessibility, the promotion of emotional and physical wellness, and academic progress—issues that the special education community knows all too well.


And our teachers are under tremendous pressure. It’s no wonder in a recent survey more than 5,000 teachers across the country reported feeling overwhelmed, an