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Teaching students with special needs during the coronavirus

Posted at 10:08 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 01:08:55-04

In the state, there are more than 700,000 special education students, but as schools have transitioned online amid the coronavirus pandemic, how are students with learning disabilities doing during this time?

The Special Education Department within the Delano Union School District said they have issued their students either an iPad or Chromebook to complete their studies.

To keep students in a similar routine for moderate to severe students, Jessica Villalobos a special education teacher at Pioneer School, said her students are still gaining the necessary life-skills they would gain in the classroom, at home.

"We've been really fortunate that those things that we worked on in the classroom, they're able to do at home," Villalobos said. "So even washing dishes, sorting clothes, helping their parents help make small snacks at the house."

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