Why Do English Language Learners Struggle with Reading?: Distinguishing Language Acquisition from Learning Disabilities

Why Do English Language Learners Struggle with Reading?: Distinguishing Language Acquisition from Learning Disabilities

By: Janette Kettmann Klingner (author), Leonard M. Baca (author), John J. Hoover (author)Paperback

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This book provides research-proven methods for distinguishing between language learning difficulties and learning disabilities among English Language Learners. Helping educators meet NCLB requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), this how-to resource discusses changes to the reauthorization of the IDEA 2004 and provides guidelines for applying: assessment techniques to identify learning disabilities and measure proficiency in English as a Second Language; Response to Intervention (RTI) in instruction; and, pre-referral intervention with English Language Learners to reduce inappropriate referrals to special education.

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About Author

Janette K. Klingner was a bilingual special education teacher for ten years before earning a PhD in Reading and Learning Disabilities from the University of Miami. Her recently coauthored or coedited books include Teaching Reading Comprehension to Sudents With Learning Difficulties (Guilford Press), Methods for Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners (Merrill/Prentice Hall), Case Studies in the Social Construction of Disability: Minority Students in Special Education (Teachers College Press), Evidence-Based Practices for Response to Intervention (Brookes), and Why Are so Many Minority Students in Special Education?: Understanding Race and Disability in Schools (Teachers College Press). John J. Hoover is Associate Professor of Research at the University of Colorado Boulder and a former K-12 special educator, teaching diverse students representing multiple languages and cultures in western, southwestern, and mid-western states. He earned a BA in Elementary and Special Education (Intellectual Disabilities), an MA in Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disorders with an emphasis in Reading, and a PhD in Curriculum specializing in Special Education. His research agenda for the past two decades has focused on the topic of culturally and linguistically responsive special education referral and assessment of English language and other diverse learners. He is currently PI on three, multi-year grant funded projects addressing ELs and multi-tiered supports, special education referral and assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse learners, and graduate level teacher preparation for teaching English language and other diverse learners with and without disabilities. Select recent or in-development coauthored/coedited books include: IEPs for ELLs, And other diverse learners (In Development, Corwin), Linking assessment to instruction: Selecting reading, writing and mathematics interventions (Pearson); Differentiating learning differences from learning and behavioral disabilities: Teaching diverse learners through multi-tiered response to intervention (Allyn & Bacon); and Methods for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional learners (Pearson Merrill). He also is co-author of a nationally normed reading test, Early Reading Assessment (Pro-Ed), and of a research-based educator self-assessment and professional development tool, Core ESL Instructional Practices (CEIP) Guide. Recent referred journal publications include: Increasing usage of ESL instructional practices in a rural county elementary school, Rural Educator (In press); Culturally responsive special education referrals of English learners in one rural county school district: Pilot project, Rural Special Education Quarterly (In press), and Reducing unnecessary referrals: Guidelines for teachers of diverse learners, Teaching Exceptional Children (2012). Leonard M. Baca is Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado Boulder. He earned an Ed.D. from the University of Northern Colorado and has been a professor of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder since 1973. He has taught courses in bilingual and bilingual special education and served as the program chair. Professor Baca is founder and Executive Director of the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education where he has directed and managed millions of dollars in grant funded projects promoting the education of ELs and students with disabilities. He is author or co-author of numerous publications dealing with English learners with and without disabilities, including the Bilingual special education interface (Merrill) and Methods for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional learners (Pearson).

Contents

Acknowledgments About the Editors/Authors Introduction and Overview of Chapters 1. Distinguishing Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities Among English Language Learners: Background Information - Michael Orosco, Estella Almanza de Schonewise, Carmen de Onis, Janette Klingner, John Hoover 2. Misconceptions About the Second Language Acquisition Process - Janette Klingner, Estella Almanza de Schonewise, Carmen de Onis, Laura Mendez Barletta, John Hoover 3. Response to Intervention Models and English Language Learners - Janette Klingner, Laura Mendez Barletta, John Hoover 4. Helping Classroom Reading Teachers Distinguish Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities - Janette Klingner, Diana Geisler 5. Data-Driven Decision Making in a Multi-Tiered Model - John J. Hoover 6. Considerations When Assessing ELLs for Special Education - John J. Hoover, Laura Mendez Barletta 7. Conclusion: Putting the Pieces Together - Leonard Baca, Todd Fletcher References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/06/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412941471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 152
  • ID: 9781412941471
  • weight: 322
  • ISBN10: 1412941474

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