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Chapter 7: Identifying and Working with English Learners with Learning Differences and Learning Disabilities

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Identifying and Working with English Learners with Learning Differences and Learning Disabilities
Identifying and working with English learners with learning differences and learning disabilities

Carlos enrolled in Mrs. Monahan's third-grade classroom during the spring term. Prior to enrolling, he had attended school in a neighboring city for less than a year and been referred for a special education evaluation because of his poor academic progress. Prior to that time, Carlos had had limited prior schooling in his home country as his parents could not afford to pay for the education that was available to him. When he enrolled in Mrs. Monahan's class, Carlos was tested to formally determine the type of learning disability that he had. The testing was conducted in English, as was the family ...

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