Special Education

One of the interesting challenges brought about by the COVID-19 school closures is the loss of student skill development. It can be complex to distinguish between a regular education student or special education student who has lost academic achievement gains due to remote instruction or a lack of instruction in some unique situations. This section is designed to help navigate the difference between a suspected disability and the unfortunate loss of skills due to less-than-ideal instructional circumstances as a result of health department restrictions.

Suspected Disability vs Lack of Appropriate Instruction

What to Expect When Attending an IEP Meeting

Special Education Cycle of Processes

Special Education Initial Referral Meeting

Eligibility Meeting Guide

IEP Meeting Guide

Reevaluation Meeting Guide

At-Home Learning Resources This is a non-exhaustive list of virtual resources to aid in supporting parent engagement in their child’s education at home.

Virtual Field Trips ·
30 Virtual Field Trips ·
Travel and Leisure Museums and Galleries

Academic Resources at Home ·
Scholastic Learn at Home ·
Mystery Science ·
Khan Academy ·
Interactive Simulations for Science and Math

Evidence-Based Practices
· Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS)
· Reinforcement and rewards
· Self-regulation support
· Home to school communication
· Reading activities
· Phonological awareness activities
· Math activities
· Social relationships, interactions, and cooperation
· Emotional awareness
· Motor skill development and functional abilities

IDEA and Parent Rights ·

The digital resources included on this site are intended to support the education of parents and professionals of the Phoenix Academy community. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, Phoenix Academy does not represent nor endorse these resources as exclusive resources for the purposes