Product Description: This book presents a practical, problem-solving approach and bilingual hands-on tools for assessing ELLs and culturally diverse students. Research-based, step-by-step procedures for are included for conducting effective interviews with students, parents, and teachers; making the best use of interpreters; addressing special issues in the pre-referral process; and conducting accurate, unbiased assessments of academic achievement, intellectual functioning, language proficiency, and acculturation.
Selecting individualized and evidence-based interventions for struggling students can overwhelm even the most experienced teachers. Save time and get the help you need with this comprehensive guide from an expert in special education and cultural differences! Organized around an alphabetized and cross-referenced list and a fold-out selection grid featuring more than 150 PBIS, RTI, and MTSS interventions, you’ll quickly find the tools to resolve specific learning and behavioral challenges.
This valuable handbook provides ELL educators, speech-language pathologists, special educators, and teacher trainers with an in-depth, research-based introduction to the language development and disorders of dual-language learners (both students who are fully bilingual and those who are learning a second language). Topics include the impact of culture on language; language development for internationally adopted students; assessment strategies for identifying language and reading disorders; and intervention approaches for dual-language learners with language/reading impairments.
Teacher evaluation can be a valuable tool for evaluators and teachers alike. But it should never be used in a “one-size-fits-all” manner, especially when evaluating all teachers who work with the nation’s growing numbers of English learners (ELs) and students with disabilities.
Product Description: This guide discusses cultural factors and variables that are important to consider in assessment and program planning for culturally and linguistically diverse students with language disorders and other special learning needs. A wide variety of case studies are included, designed to help professionals deal with the complex problems often encountered when collecting and interpreting assessment data.
Catherine Collier has compiled a groundbreaking collection of 200+ interventions for use with culturally and linguistically diverse learners. The strategies are organized into four tiers and are accompanied by guidelines, cultural and linguistic considerations, and research-based references. While these interventions will be particularly helpful to practitioners working within an RTI model, the strategies will also be of value in all classrooms with diverse learners.
Is it Culture Shock or a Learning Disability? Is it a language difference or a language disorder? Learn how to distinguish the difference with the SDD book, which examines the issues and research-based procedures for using accurate and appropriate assessment procedures with diverse learners. It includes recommendations, procedures, instruments, and strategies for separating difference from disability issues during the intervention, referral and placement process. The appendix includes forms, syllabus for use in professional development settings, and supplemental readings.
When a Culturally and Linguistically diverse student struggles in school, how can you tell whether language or cultural differences are the cause, or if the student has a learning or behavioral disability? Because the reason can be difficult to pinpoint, having the right assessment process in place is crucial. Seven Steps to Separating Difference From Disability shows how educators can adapt the widely used Response to Intervention (RTI) model to make sound decisions regarding a student's education.
Rather than asking the question "disability or language difficulty?", this outstanding guidebook lays out a framework for strengthening ELL academic support; improving the methods by which educators gather information on their students; and building a collaborative team to manage this process and identify culturally and linguistically-appropriate interventions. The second edition includes in-depth discussions of RTI and standardized testing and how they fit into the well-structured framework of ELL support.
Product Description: This powerful book examines the disproportionate placement of Black and Hispanic students in special education. The authors present compelling stories representing the range of experiences that culturally and linguistically diverse students and their families are apt to face in school, including examples that reveal how social processes and stereotypical expectations often lead to an inaccurate designation of disability.
Product Description: This research-based guide offers educators proven methods for determining when English language learners (ELLs) are having reading difficulties that are related to the language acquisition process and when students' performance issues might be linked to learning disabilities. An excellent resource for general and special education teachers and service providers, the text provides an overview of the language acquisition process and offers a variety of best practices to prevent inappropriate referrals of ELLs to special education.
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