Evidence-Based and Promising Practices to Support Continuity of Learning for Students With Disabilities (OSEP)


The tables describe research-supported practices for parents and families to support virtual instruction and skill development for children and students with disabilities. These tables present the name of each practice or category of practices; a brief description of the practice(s); examples of specific actions associated with the practice for general education as well as, where relevant, students with disabilities, including subgroups; and additional information about the practice.

The first section (page 3) presents three tables of practices for parents and families of school-aged children. Specific practices are outlined for general online and distance learning, literacy, and math skills. Definitions of approaches, instructional considerations, and additional resources for educators are provided.

The second section (page 9) presents one table of practices for parents and families of young children (toddlers and preschoolers). Categories of practices are provided for each area of growth and skill development for young children.

At the conclusion of each section are Examples in Action: brief stories from educators illustrating several of the practices being implemented through his or her personal experience. 


Behavior Collaboration Curriculum/Instructional Methods Early Childhood Family Engagement Literacy Math Parent/Family Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Professional Resources Social/Emotional