“Brain Fog,” Self-Care, and Remote IEP Meetings: Coronavirus News and Tools
Having trouble getting anything done these days? You’re not alone. Chronic stress from the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the way our minds work. Learn about the brain science behind this, and explore self-care tips and strategies that can help people who learn and think differently cope during COVID-19.
Also in this week’s coronavirus roundup: tips for remote IEP meetings during school closures and a special kids’ edition of NBC Nightly News.
A neuropsychologist tells Boston’s WBUR how stress from the pandemic is making it harder for our brains to focus and get stuff done. Trouble making decisions? Can’t remember if you fed the dog? This kind of “brain fog” is common these days. And it can actually help us slow down and process our emotions.
An Understood Teacher Fellow describes how she approaches IEP meetings today and always: “Whenever I hold any IEP meeting—remote or in-person—I make sure that each team member feels valued.”
NBC Nightly News: Kids’ Edition
nine-minute episode answers kids’ questions about the coronavirus and includes learn-at-home tips from Understood expert Bob Cunningham. It’s helpful, non-scary information that parents can watch with their kids.