ERIC Number: ED239457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
An Approach for Identifying Language Minority Students with Exceptional Needs.
Identification of language minority students with exceptional needs requires careful consideration. Students may be referred for no language proficiency, perceptual rather than academic difficulties, or lack of progress in current program. In California, team referral begins as an informal process. Among factors considered during the identification process are the student's language of instruction based on assessment of reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension; appropriate level of difficulty in materials; and the use of the support system to allow the student to move from the special education program into the bilingual and other regular programs. A flow chart specifies contingency steps in the identification process and presents an approach for meeting compliance issues in special education and bilingual education legislation. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper contained in "Special Education and the Bilingual Child." Proceedings of a Conference (Pasadena, CA, December 3, 1981), edited by Alberto M. Ochoa and Juan Hurtado. See EC 161 187.