Identifying and teaching English learners with disabilities


The nation’s #1 website serving educators and families of English Learners, Colorín Colorado, with generous funding from the National Education Association, produced a new section about identifying, assessing, and teaching English learners who may have learning disabilities.

Colorín Colorado’s new website section includes four comprehensive sections including:  (1) special education and ELs: challenges and opportunities, (2) identifying student needs, (3) the special education referral process for ELs, and (4) instruction and assessment.

Learn more from the videos and experts that Colorín Colorado presents in this section.  I am honored to be included among this esteemed group.

In addition, I am delighted that Corwin Press generously allowed the reprint of a chapter about English Learners and disabilities from Transforming Schools for English Learners on the Colorín Colorado site, with information about:

The Over- and Under-Identification of ELLs in Special Education

IDEA and English Language Learners

Using RTI Effectively with English Language Learners

School District Survey: Evaluation of English Learners Referred for Special Education Evaluation and Diagnosed With a Disability



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