I’ll be publishing a piece in my Education Week Teacher column later this year on how to best assist English Language Learners with special needs, and educators have contributed some great responses. I thought I’d also get a head-start on collecting and sharing related-resources by publishing this list and inviting more suggestions.
Here’s what I have so far:
Teaching English Language Learners With Special Needs is a two-part series in my Education Week Teacher column on the topic.
Report Offers Guiding Principles to Support ELLs With Disabilities is from Learning The Language at Education Week.
I published a post awhile back seeking advice on this topic, and received some helpful comments.
ELs With Special Needs: Combining Language Goals With Learning Strategies is from The TESOL blog.
— Teaching English (@TeachingEnglish) May 27, 2015
English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities is a video from Colorin Colorado.
States Struggle to Identify, Support ELLs with Learning Disabilities is from Ed Week.
English Language Learners with Disabilities: A Call for Additional Research and Policy Guidelines is from the Council of Chief State School Officers.
— Leslie Morris (@eslgirl) October 14, 2016
— Paula Moore (@Mme_Moore) October 13, 2016
Special Education and English Language Learners is from Colorin Colorado.
ESOL and Special Education Collaboration: A Teacher’s Perspective is from Colorin Colorado.
RTI and English Learners: 4 Considerations is by Jane Echevarria. I’d like to particularly recommend her seven questions “to distinguish between disability and language difference.”
700,000 English-Language Learners Have a Disability. We Have to Do Better by Them appeared in Ed Week.
— Katie Toppel, Ed.D. (@Toppel_ELD) January 18, 2019