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Fall 2022


At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools closed for in person instruction and began remote learning. All students were impacted by the school closures but no students were as heavily impacted as students with disabilities. Parents reported a rise in tantrums, anxiety, and emotional dysregulation among young children during remote learning. The social and emotional wellbeing of children promotes increased participation, positive outlook about school, improves peer relationships, and increases the likelihood of academic success. The purpose of this school improvement project is to detail the importance of supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of online learners, specifically students with disabilities. This school improvement project details a professional development seminar where teachers will learn about the importance of social and emotional development, will receive strategies to support the social and emotional wellbeing of their online learners, and will learn about a protocol to address the needs of students on IEPs who are struggling with behaviors that may result from an issue with a child’s social and emotional wellbeing.

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