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In this video, Guidance to Address Foregone Learning for Students with IEPs as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar Teri Rink, Director of the Office of Special Education at Michigan Department of Education, reviews the guidance document. This guidance covers the consideration of recovery services to address the needs of students with disabilities who may have been additionally impacted by the loss of instruction due to the pandemic during Spring 2020.
Recovery services are not a required part of IDEA or MARSE, but is a beneficial approach for parents and districts to work together to help students. Parents still have all of their procedural safeguards and dispute resolution options.
- Guidance to Address Foregone Learning for Students with IEPs as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic Students with IEPs may benefit from recovery services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recovery services are supplemental to the offer of FAPE and are in response to foregone learning that may have occurred as a result of closure during the pandemic and the potential additional impact of the loss for a student with an IEP. 7-7-2020
- Comparison of Compensatory Education and Recovery Services Due to COVID-19 When determining whether recovery services are required, the IEP team must consider the actual impact of the extended school closure on the student’s ability to retain skills and make progress toward their IEP goals and in the general curriculum. 6-2020