Proceedings of The 4th International Academic Conference on Education, Teaching and Learning
Strategies of Teachers in Teaching Children with Special Needs in Online Learning
Irish Dianne Madriaga and Karen Mae Lingayo
As teachers adapts new teaching and learning modality in this pandemic, online learning is one of the strategies teachers find in catering the learners needs this study aims to explore the strategies and best practices of teachers in teaching learners with disabilities to achieve their highest potentials through online learning.
Researchers collected data using qualitative method through semi-structured interviews from special education and regular teachers who are handling learners with special needs across a variety of grade levels in Elementary both public and private schools. The study has 3 categories which answers the problem teachers are facing in online learning, strategies teachers use in catering the needs of children with special needs and how effective are the strategies that the teachers used. Analysis involved both thematic and theoretical elements to identify the concepts in the data collected.
The researchers found out that teacher’s efficacy helps teachers in teaching online along with this is providing instructional strategies such as using games, and software’s that targets different skills. The strategies provided by the teachers may alter depending on the learners’ strengths and weakness. The challenges teachers encounter is how they will measure learning in online classes.
Online learning for children with special needs is challenging for teachers but using online application and software’s to assist both learners and teachers makes learning attainable. This will help teachers who are handling learners with special needs adapt and execute a new effective way of teaching.
keywords: Challenges, Online learning, software’s, Special needs, Teaching Strategies.