Lifelong learning continues at a safe distance
When the novel coronavirus began to spread, 3LPlace needed to quickly figure out: How do we teach communication-challenged learners, quarantined at home with parents and caregivers, from a distance?
“How do you create normalcy and structure and connection in the environment we find ourselves in?” asked 3LPlace’s CEO and co-founder, Deborah Flaschen. “We needed to develop a robust, engaging, sustainable learning experience that was a continuation of the work they were doing before the virus. And that’s what we’ve done.”
Developmental specialists connecting from their homes are now working with members for four hours a day in two blocks over the online platform Zoom. And we've discovered that 3LPlace’s highly individualized, development and relationship-based model works nearly as well online as it does in person.
Members are enjoying virtual field trips, team meetings, crazy hat days, movement classes, and continuing to work on their individual goals.