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
Here are some new resources for ELLs with learning differences from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
Are you looking for resources that can help you identify and serve #EnglishLearners with disabilities?
Here are some that we shared in our latest infographic: https://t.co/T7noQTFC83 pic.twitter.com/AVqmfnVZHE
— REL-NEI (@REL_NEI) March 12, 2019
Simple Tips for Making Your EFL Lessons More Inclusive for Students with a Hearing Loss! is a sample post from the Key In The Apple blog.
This is a WONDERFUL flowchart to help us understand when is it an issue of language and when it’s an issue of processing. @Jechev @SIOPModel #ellchat #esl #ela #ell #ela #esol #tesol #educhat #AsiaPD pic.twitter.com/nyWSaakSEJ
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) May 19, 2019
California Practitioners’ Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities has been published by the State of California.
English Learners with Disabilities: Shining a Light on Dual-Identified Students is a new report from New America.
Teaching English to learners with Special Educational Needs (SENs) – Myths and realities is from The British Council.
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) July 8, 2019
When Should We Refer ELs to Special Ed? is by Tan Huynh.
The Office of English Language Acquisition has published English Learners With Disabilities.
NEW RESOURCE: Determining whether an #EnglishLearner student is eligible for #SpecialEd is often a difficult task for #educators. @REL_NEI shares considerations for how #SchoolLeaders can support special education determination for #Els. Explore now: https://t.co/HaeicqlB4B pic.twitter.com/t9H9US0OmZ
— ASKNCELA1 (@ASKNCELA1) May 7, 2021
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) July 17, 2021
MEETING THE NEEDS OF ENGLISH LEARNERS WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITIES is from the U.S. Dept. of Ed.
How to guide: Supporting teachers in teaching English to learners with special educational needs and disabilities is from The British Council.