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Critical Considerations for Teaching Students with Disabilities in Online Environments

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TEACHING Exceptional Children Volume 46, Number 5, ISSN 0040-0599


The purpose of this article is to provide teachers and their supporting team (e.g., parents) with an understanding of the implications of blended and virtual learning for students with disabilities. To support these students, it is important to have an understanding of the manner in which a significant majority of blended and virtual learning is delivered for today's K-12 student. Many blended and online programs include resources and tools teachers can use to adapt and extend student learning. This article offers tips, strategies, and resources to the novice as well as a veteran teacher moving to instruct in the blended or virtual learning environment.


Greer, D., Rowland, A.L. & Smith, S.J. (2014). Critical Considerations for Teaching Students with Disabilities in Online Environments. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 46(5), 79-91. Retrieved April 22, 2021 from .

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