Document Type

Article: On-Campus Access Only

Publication Date

9-2012

Journal Title

Insights on Learning Disabilities

Volume

9

Issue

2

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Publisher's PDF

Publisher's Statement

Users not affliated with Molloy College may view the article in Academic OneFile from Gale.

Abstract

There is an increasing interest in how to differentiate between English language learners who experience language learning difficulties due to socio-cultural, academic, or affective factors and those who demonstrate true learning disabilities. This case study is representative of the difficulty many teachers and administrators face as they try to determine whether or not a child who is an English language learner--and in the United States for a relatively short period of time--requires a referral for special education services. Utilizing the "Pre-Referral Data Collection Tool to Identify English Language Learners Who May Require Special Education Evaluations", the authors recount the story of a 4th grade Haitian Creole speaking newly arrived child and his academic and language difficulties. The in-depth profile created by a team of concerned and committed educators informed their instructional decisions and impacted the pre-referral process.

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