Behind the Screen Support for Students With Intellectual Disabilities

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 5,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 8: Psychological Services for Students With Autism

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. evaluate the impact of "remote" distance learning on students' academic, behavioral, and social–emotional outcomes.
  2. learn evidence-based strategies to connect students with low-incidence disabilities to the school.
  3. identify strategies, activities, and resources to promote school success remotely.


An increase in novel teaching technology has made remote instruction an efficient and popular option during times of school closure. However, students with intellectual disabilities and other low-incidence disabilities may have more difficulty than others accessing learning opportunities remotely. Educators supporting students with low-incidence disabilities remotely will be provided with research-based strategies, activities, and resources to promote school connection as well as academic and social–emotional growth.



Anna Benton, School District
Amber L. Schramm, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


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