The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Educating Students With Disabilities

Wafaa Aleid


The current study aimed to understand the nature of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the education of children with disabilities in Jordan. The study included interviews with 10 people, including parents, teachers, students with disabilities, and owners of service centers for people with disabilities. To achieve the aim of the study, the researcher used the qualitative phenomenological approach. Simi-structured and open-end questions were used in collecting qualitative data. The qualitative results indicated that educating children with disabilities in the COVID-19 pandemic faces challenges, most notably the difficulty of communicating with families, the weak skills of families in educating their children, and the difficulties of teaching practical skills, especially if it was targeted throughout distance education.


The impact of COVID-19 pandemic; Educating students with disabilities; Jordan

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