Research study seeking input from parents/guardians on their own and their children’s experiences during school closures due to COVID-19

University of Manitoba Research Study on Canadian Parents’/Guardians’ Perspectives about the Impact of COVID-19 School Closures on Students with Special Educational Needs

Nadine Bartlett.Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba who is seeking feedback from parents’/guardians’ about childrens’/youth’s experiences, and their experiences as a parent/guardian, during school closures due to COVID-19

This research about Canadian parents’/guardians’ perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 school closures on students with special educational needs will explore the strategies and supports that are effectively meeting students’ and parents’ needs, and the strategies and supports that require improvement. The purpose of obtaining this information is to inform improvements in the provision of support.

Parents/Guardians are invited to complete an anonymous online survey that will take approximately 15-20 minutes. Participation in the survey is completely voluntary, and parents may opt out of any question in the survey, or discontinue their participation at any point prior to selecting “Finish” at the end of the survey.

Are You:

The parent/guardian of a school-aged child/youth with special educational needs?

Has your child/youth been affected by school closures due to COVID-19?

I would like to invite you to participate in an important research study exploring the impact of school closures on students with special educational needs and their parents/guardians.

Your participation in this study will involve completing a 15-20 minute online survey that will consist of single answer and multiple answer options. You may access the survey at:

The online survey is anonymous and anonymity will be strictly maintained in this research study. Thank you for your consideration.

Nadine Bartlett, Ph.D

University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education

This research has been approved by the University of Manitoba, Education and Nursing

Research Ethics Board. If you have any concerns or complaints about this project you may contact the above-named person or the Human Ethics Coordinator at 204-474-7122 or