Delivering a Continuum of Services, Second Edition
Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners
Communication and Language, Special Education
Do you know when ELLs have special education needs, and what interventions to use? This book helps special education specialists learn how to assess the specific nature of an ELL’s learning challenges, create a continuum of appropriate interventions, and measure the ELL’s response to those interventions.
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00113 978-1-934000-11-3
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Do you know when ELLs have special education needs, and what interventions to use?

This book helps special education specialists learn how to assess the specific nature of an ELL’s learning challenges, create a continuum of appropriate interventions, and measure the ELL’s response to those interventions.

Special Features
  • Team activities for professional development
  • Checklists and other reproducible tools
  • True-story chronicles for discussion
  • Discussion questions to help teams apply the concepts to their own student population

The second edition includes extensive new discussion of RtI and standardized testing, now widely used for diagnostic purposes, and clearly describes negative consequences for ELLs of this dominant approach. This powerful guide offers a comprehensive alternative for educators dedicated to equity for all ELLs, including those experiencing challenges at school.
Chapter One: A Framework for Considering the Special Needs of English Language Learners

Chapter Two: A Collaborative Model of Information Gathering and Service Provision

Chapter Three: Describing before Diagnosing: Observation of Specific Behaviors That ELLs May Exhibit

Chapter Four: Delivering a Continuum of Services

Chapter Five: The Learning Environment Created for ELLs

Chapter Six: Personal and Family Factors

Chapter Seven: Physical and Psychological Factors

Chapter Eight: Previous Schooling Factors

Chapter Nine: Oral Language and Literacy Development

Chapter Ten: Academic Achievement

Chapter Eleven: Cross-Cultural Factors

Chapter Twelve: Putting It All Together: How Do We Know That What We Are Doing Works?

Appendices

Glossary

Index

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