Supporting English Learners with Exceptional Needs
Supporting English Learners with Exceptional Needs
Supporting English Learners with Exceptional Needs
Patricia Rice Doran and Amy K. Noggle With Heather Wayson Wilson, June Lucas Zillich, and Gregory Knollman
Educators working with English learners face challenges beyond teaching academic content in languages new to the students. This book provides a discussion of strengths-based and deficit-based mindsets, collaborative problem-solving, and universal supports for curriculum access.
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Educators working with English learners face challenges beyond teaching academic content in languages new to the students. The added layer of problem-solving for those who may have exceptional needs and providing the appropriate support can be a complex process that involves careful decision making. This book provides a discussion of strengths-based and deficit-based mindsets, collaborative problem-solving, and universal supports for curriculum access. Discover the importance of problem-solving processes at all levels, inclusive approaches to education, and a commitment to appropriate special education identification. Each chapter includes vignettes, discussion of key concepts, practical approaches and strategies, and reflection or discussion questions.


Explore the topics of:

  • A strengths-based approach to considering English learners, their abilities, and needs
  • Policies that affect English learners and how they intersect in day-to-day practice
  • Structures present in responsive, culturally sustaining schools and classrooms
  • Targeted supports and response-to-intervention practices for English learners with academic or behavioral needs
  • Recommended assessment and identification practices for English learners and more!

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Publication Information

Publisher: TESOL Press
ISBN: 9781945351235
Pages: 168
Publish Date: 02/15/2019

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