Kids with ADHD, autism and anxiety are among those students who perform better under a virtual model, according to a recent piece in the Hechinger Report.
Already, parents see a positive difference in their kids’ performance. Count PSO among the least surprised. We’ve been fighting for parents’ right to choose their children’s school for years – whether that’s online or traditional brick and mortar.
Like any learning modality, online is not a one-size-fits-all learning approach. Just as an uber-social student is going to thrive in a classroom, a highly introverted student with difficulty reading social cues will have a harder time engaging with others.
If public educators haven’t seen the value in an online model already, or been convinced of its merits, parental anecdotes shared in this piece will serve to reinforce the vigorousness of online learning, and a preferred option for certain types of students.
If we want our country’s education system to make the most out of this pandemic, we must remember these lessons learned and protect and promote access to educational options for all students when in-person learning resumes.