Special Education

2 families share struggles of virtual learning for kids with special needs

Oct 9, 2020
The Moore Family. Mahaya Moore (second from the right) is a sophomore at Frenship High School.
Kate Moore

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on school systems. Many families have struggled to cope with online learning--especially those with kids who have special needs. Two families in Lubbock county share their very different experiences.

16-year old Mahaya Moore stands beside her mom at their Cajun food stand, Moore’s Cajun Smokehouse, at the Wolfforth Farmer’s Market. Mayaha was born hypoxic meaning her brain was deprived of oxygen at birth. She has epilepsy and multiple grand mal seizures have left her brain damaged. Talking is a challenge but she’s learned to form sentences.