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The Best Resources On Assisting ELLs With Special Needs – Help Me Find More


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.

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.


Special Education and English Language Learners is from Colorin Colorado.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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