Supporting Your Child With Disabilities Through Online Learning

A recent survey done by the Association on Higher Education and Disability found that children living with disabilities had more trouble learning online. They commonly found difficulties accessing the internet, getting support with course materials, using the necessary systems, and communicating with their tutors. If your child is learning for school or college online, there are many ways that you can help support them, so that they can engage in work productively.

Address Physical Comfort

If you child is living with a disability, it is essential for you to address their physical comfort when they are spending time learning online. If they have cerebral palsy, an adaptive chair can help them to stay comfortable and supported while working. The kitchen or office chairs in your home are generally not suitable for sitting in for long. If your child is a wheelchair user, you may find that a curved desk space or a height-adjustable desk is a better option for them than an ordinary work desk. If your child isn’t physically comfortable, then learning effectively will be very difficult.

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