Children who have learning difficulties are being faced with additional challenges while trying to adjust to new ways of life due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Aspect Hunter School has satellite centres set up at St Joseph's Primary School Port Macquarie and MacKillop College.
The centres specialise in helping educate children who are on the autism spectrum.
Aspect Hunter School principal Lara Cheney said 24 students are enrolled in the program at St Joseph's Primary and 14 students at MacKillop College.
However, majority of those students are now working from home, with the assistance of teachers via online platforms and their parents.
Ms Cheney said it is a challenge for children to adapt to changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as they like their routines.
These can include changes aside from attending school each day, such as being able to play on park equipment or participate in their weekly team sport.
Ms Cheney said some children are struggling to understand why their routines have adjusted.
Teachers are providing support for students and parents through an online google classroom, as well as video conferencing.
Parents have daily catch ups with teachers each day to help manage the changes and to obtain advice on resources.
It's important, Ms Cheney said for parents to try and put in place some routine at the home, focus on wellbeing and quality family time.
"There's no pressure to deliver the regular school day," she said.
Dyslexia Mid North Coast spokesperson Kelly King echoed the comments made by Ms Cheney and said it's important parents prioritise the mental health of their children above all else.
The challenges, Mrs King said varied for each individual but said the changes could put pressure on families where parents are already trying to juggle a number of commitments.
The group is posting a number of resources on the Dyslexia Mid North Coast Facebook page in effort to help parents who have children with dyslexia, with teaching from home.
Mrs King said it's unrealistic to think children have to be educated from home from 9am to 3pm each day, as per the time of a normal school day.
She said in reality, children only do about two and a half hours of school work and the rest of the time is made up with recess, lunch and other activities.
Mrs King said it's vital children remain connected with their friends through technology or even traditional ways, such as writing a letter while in isolation.
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