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Learning Disability or ESL Issue Guide for Educators of ELLs

Learning Disability or ESL Issue Guide for Educators of ELLs
Learning Disability or ESL Issue Guide for Educators of ELLs
Learning Disability or ESL Issue Guide for Educators of ELLs
Learning Disability or ESL Issue Guide for Educators of ELLs
Learning Disability or ESL Issue Guide for Educators of ELLs
Learning Disability or ESL Issue Guide for Educators of ELLs
Learning Disability or ESL Issue Guide for Educators of ELLs
Learning Disability or ESL Issue Guide for Educators of ELLs
Product Description
Ever wonder if a bilingual student has a learning disability because he or she is not doing well in class? Figuring out the difference between a special education need or a second language issue is not easy but this questionnaire is a tool to help educators determine if an English Language Learner who is having difficulty in regular education classes needs more ESL support or should be referred for special education testing. It can also help when a student is being considered for retention. The questionnaire has 19 questions divided into four sections: The Student's Background, The Student's Performance in Class, The Teacher's Experience and Training in Working with ELLs, and Modifications Being Made. Teachers, coaches and administrators can use this questionnaire to obtain information about bilingual students who are not doing well in school and then, combined with data obtained from other sources, make a more informed decision about how to best support students who have a second language background.

This questionnaire was developed for teachers at a K-8 school and is also suitable for use by high school educators. It was presented at many in-service teacher trainings in my school district and regular and special education teachers all said it was a very useful tool. Using this questionnaire can help all educators begin the process of determining whether a struggling bilingual student needs special education services, ESL support if it is not being provided, or additional language support if the student is already in an ESL program.

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What's included in the product:

★ Table of contents for quick reference (1 page)

★ A Notes to the Teacher section with background information (2 pages)

★ Blank cover page for recording info about the student for whom the questionnaire is being used (1 page)

★ The blank questionnaire, with space to write responses to each of the questions (6 pages)

★ The annotated questionnaire, with comments from the ESL perspective on various types of behavior that often lead to a suspicion of a learning disability, and why it might or might not be an issue of needing more language support instead (8 pages)

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Total Pages
20 pages
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