VDOE: Special Education Guide for Wearing A Mask

VDOE: Special Education Guide for Wearing A Mask
Posted on 07/06/2020

Wearing a Mask

Students with disabilities may need help understanding why masks are needed and how to wear them. The resources below may assist therapists and families with this topic.

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities and Children’s Specialized Hospital have developed a series of resources to help children understand and feel comfortable wearing face masks. The series includes:


The Wearing a Mask Video includes clips for video modeling and tips for wearing masks at the end. VCU-ACE has created a video to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder understand how to wear different types of masks.

The use of clear face coverings can support accessible communication with adults and students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Some options for clear face coverings include:


AT and Distance Learning Resources for Parents and Teachers

The VDOE’s Assistive Technology Network has developed resources targeted to parents with companion information for teachers. All materials are free and may be shared with educators or families. Resources include:


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