I made this post right after my son finished an ABA program for his autism which made me think how virtual services could help in social anxiety situations as such. Being that I work with students in higher ed, a main concern I kept hearing during this time was the need for more mental health services. I looked at what other colleges were doing and what platforms there are to connect locally in the virtual space. While many emphasize the need for therapists, I often wondered how it would look like for students to talk to each other in a platform to realize that they were not alone. Not only that but student counseling centers have limits on the number of appointments students can do, so virtual spaces where students can connect and empathize with each other can bridge this gap.
Pedagogy Sensitive to Mental Health Neurodiversity
"Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally"