ERIC Number: ED473997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Language Differences and the Special Education Referral Question: Points of Consideration for Teachers.
Boyd, Frances L.
This pamphlet is a guide for teachers who need to distinguish learning difficulties due either to a disability or to limited English proficiency. In narrative and charts, the pamphlet addresses the following topics: how children with limited English fit into the special education picture; how quickly a child typically learns a second language; factors that affect second language learning; comparing characteristics of language minority students and exceptional children; assessing effectiveness of a teacher in a culturally diverse classroom; language differences commonly observed among Spanish speakers learning English; language differences commonly noted among Asian speakers of English; common language differences among Arabic speaking English learners; and ways to help students with limited English proficiency. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown.