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Innovative Approaches to Addressing Special Education Shortages

, Primary Category: Topics in Special Education

Despite an increasing demand for special education services, the vast majority of the U.S. reported insufficient access to special educators as of 2023. This edWebinar explores new and often-ignored strategies to reshape the future of special education support in schools. Presenters uncover a range of innovative approaches that have proven successful in addressing staff gaps while maintaining high-quality support for students’ diverse needs. You’ll hear from three panelists, including Kate Eberle Walker, Presence CEO, on how remote evaluations and teletherapy can help ease school caseloads, close staff gaps, and ultimately support students in need.

This session dives into:

  • Recent data on practitioner shortages in special education
  • Fiscal solutions to expand schools’ ability to pay for more students’ services
  • Strategies to strengthen the practitioner pipeline
  • Tools that allow practitioners to save time, manage caseload demands, and facilitate connections with students
  • Lessons learned from pandemic-era virtual instruction and hybrid service delivery
  • Potential policy solutions to expand practitioners’ ability to practice across the country

Please note: Certificates of attendance and/or continuing education opportunities are not available for on-demand webinars. Any references in the videos only apply to the live webinar attendees.

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