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ELs With Disabilities: A Guide for Identification, Assessments, and Services

 
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By Jarice Butterfield, Ph.D., and Jonathan P. Read, Esq.

Prevent under- and over-identifying English learners for special education services!

Packed with practical guidance on how to appropriately refer and identify students for special education, along with IEP best practices, this guide helps you serve students effectively and avoid costly, time-consuming disputes and litigation.

Arm yourself and your staff with the know-how to:

  • Ask the right questions when assessing students to distinguish English learning deficits from learning disabilities
  • Track the performance of ELs as a subgroup of learners
  • Implement RTI to help ensure ELs are not inappropriately referred and identified
  • Devise linguistically appropriate IEP goals, services and supports
  • Promote collaboration among special education, general education and EL staff
  • Employ appropriate instructional strategies to ELs across various service providers

Complete with references to IDEA and ESSA mandates, summaries of legal cases and OCR Letters of Findings, plus quick reference charts and tools: EL Pre-referral Checklist, Potential Bilingual Assessment Tools Chart, IEP Team Checklist for Serving ELs and more!


(2016. Softcover. 144 pp. Product Code: 300629. S/H: $5.50)


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