Special Ed and ELLs: Myths and Misconceptions
What are the most common myths and misconceptions regarding English language learners (ELLs) and special education? What are some effective ways to counter those myths when you encounter them? Learn more from the following resources and videos.
- A Word Beginning with "T": "Maestra"
- At-Risk Learners and Bilingualism: Is It a Good Idea?
- 5 Myths About English Language Learners (ELLs) and Special Education
- Some Myths Regarding ELLs and Special Education
Under- and over-identification of ELLs in special education
ELLs with special education needs are entitled to both ELL and special education services
Special education is not always the answer
Being an EL is not a disability
Providing support in the student’s strongest language
Who Are English Language Learners with Disabilities? (Impact: University of Minnesota, 2013)
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