How did families with special educational needs deal with the COVID 19 pandemic: the situation in Switzerland?

Autorinnen und Autoren Daniel Dukes, Jo Van Herwegen, Ben Meuleman, Michel Tran, Giona di Poi and Andrea Samson
Institution(en) UniDistance, University of Fribourg, UCL (UK), and Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (CISA)
Zeitpunkt(e)/Zeitraum der Erhebung(en) ongoing study
Art der Stichprobe und Benennung der Personengruppe(n) und Anzahl

other,Kindergarden,Primary ,Secondary ,Vocational training,Higher Education


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At the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we developed an online survey to assess and compare how individuals with Special education needs and their families were affected by the crisis and how well they were coping. This grew into a remarkable international collaboration: By mid-July, from all over the world, more than 10’000 families had completed the survey, with more than 400 participating families from Switzerland. The survey included questions about how families behaved and coped concerning whether the educational establishment remained open or not, the contact they could have with other professionals, the anxieties experienced by the families and the coping strategies they employed. While analysis has just begun, it would suggest that families’ anxiety levels depended significantly on their child’s condition.
All the data will be made available to researchers outside of the collaborating network from May 30th. 2021.



Diese Information wurde am 16. April 2021 aus dem Repositorium Airtable entnommen.

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