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COE special education faculty featured in The Washington Post

Karin Fisher, Ph.D.

Karin Fisher, Ph.D., assistant professor of special education, was featured in an article by The Washington Post addressing a concerns about support for students with disabilities during school closures caused by situations such as such as COVID-19.

“Diverse students, especially students from low-income households and students with disabilities, are more likely to regress after a break in school during the COVID-19 pandemic than most children,” said Fisher.

The article specifically addresses the concern from the lens of the writer who has an autistic son. Fisher provides recommendations such as tracking a students’ regression through informal assessment so that parents and/or caregivers can be advocates for their children when they return to school.

“If your child needs more services after this break in schooling, your data will help you advocate for those services,” said Fisher.

To read the article, visit: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/03/30/my-autistic-son-gets-specialized-support-school-learning-disabilities-what-happens-now/?outputType=amp&fbclid=IwAR2pH1WsLkyNTtV7C6ubA4ZVxYD_BmefnklPPhmO3LMKHN3cbKcFazmFrrQ

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