Bridging Distance for Young Students with Disabilities in Online Learning


This virtual video presentation reviews literature on how to engage young students with disabilities in effective learning and discusses how this research can be applied to developing lessons for online teaching. Many teachers have reported their struggle to engage young children, especially children with disabilities in synchronous online learning activities. When teachers needed to take on the responsibility of online teaching, they felt unprepared for the challenge (Marra, 2004; McAllister & Graham, 2016). According to Appel (2006), teaching online classes is fundamentally different from teaching traditional face-to-face classes in several aspects such as instruction, communication, and behavior management. In other words, teachers are required to use different skill sets for teaching online classes (Barbour, 2012a; Barbour et al., 2013). Therefore, teachers should be given clear, specific guidance for online instruction with explicit examples. Through this video presentation, participants will gain tools, activities, and tips for assessing the needs of and developing engaging lessons for young learners with disabilities for teaching online.

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Kijung Ryu, Fordham University, United States

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Conference: ERI2023
Stream: Enhancing Access for Underrepresented Learners

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