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ERIC Number: EJ887245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
Factors Affecting Special Education Services for English Language Learners with Suspected Language Learning Disabilities
Langdon, Henriette W.
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v5 n1 p66-82 Aug 2002
This article focuses on factors that impact identification of and services for English-language learners (ELLs) with suspected language-learning disabilities. These factors include (a) home and school environments, (b) the school's philosophy, (c) instructional strategies, and (d) other contextual variables that affect language use. In addition, these factors must be taken into account in evaluating language, communication, and academic strengths and weaknesses. The author discusses the impact of these factors on the language and communication skills and academic progress of Roberto, an ELL whose home language is Spanish and who was diagnosed with a language-learning disability in both Spanish and English when he entered middle school. When these factors are addressed and policies put in place before ELLs enter school, these students may be helped earlier and be provided with effective educational services. (Contains 2 tables.)
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A