NCLD Releases New Resources on Inclusive SEL Policies
Last week, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) published seven new resources for inclusive social-emotional learning (SEL) practices. NCLD notes that students with disabilities are not always fully considered in SEL practices, exacerbating any difficulties they may face. The resources aim to make SEL more inclusive and equitable for students with disabilities, who have been disproportionately impacted by virtual and hybrid learning.
NCLD notes, “SEL can be particularly beneficial for students with disabilities as it emphasizes relationships and social interactions, helping students to develop a sense of safety and belonging… SEL is important to rebuilding classroom relationships upon returning to in-person instruction and must be included to foster students’ social, emotional, and mental health needs.”