New Resource on English Language Learners with Disabilities
English language learners with disabilities are a growing part of the K-12 school population in the U.S. Available knowledge on how to effectively educate these students, and measure their progress, is small but increasing. However, many educators and families have pressing questions.Impact: Feature Issue on Educating K-12 English Language Learners with Disabilities offers responses to some of those questions. In its pages are articles by experts from around the country who are helping schools meet the needs of this growing student population. Published by the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration, and Research & Training Center on Community Living, this free publication is available online at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/261/261.pdf or http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/261 (text only version). A complementary print copy is available from the Institute's Publications Office at email@example.com or 612-624-4512.
ELLs with Special Needs: Instructional Strategies - LD Online is a popular website on learning disabilities. This excellent WETA website offers helpful information about: attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, and more...
How to Address Special Education Needs in the ELL Classroom - Colorin Colorado provides articles here about: Initial Assessments, Language Acquisition or Cognitive Difficulty, Academic Interventions, Taking Cultural Factors into Account During Assessments, Special Education Support, and Hot Links.
Teacher Toolbox - Provides materials and strategies which have been effective with special needs students as well as a wide range of other students.
Twinkle - Listening cards, Handwriting worksheets, and more by grade level for special needs
Understood - This website offers a Parent Toolkit and much more.
US Department of Education-Office of Special Education - The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving learning for individuals with disabilities ages birth through 21.They provide information about current issues in Special Education on their home page.