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Lockdown for SEND children

Posted on 12 May 2020

Dr Umar Toseeb and Dr Kathryn Asbury lead a team from York following the experiences of SEND families since the beginning of lockdown.

Research into how the coronavirus crisis is affecting the mental health of SEND pupils suggests more support is needed.

Just before schools closed, researchers contacted parents and asked them to report on how their circumstances changed under lockdown, and how their children reacted. Responses were grouped into six categories; worry, loss, mood and behaviour, not knowing what is going on, feeling overwhelmed, a lockdown benefit?.

Read the news article in TES, 'SEND children and families need more help'.

Read the news article in The Press, ''My daughter thinks she is being punished'. York researchers look at what life is like in lockdown for children with special needs'.