Universal Design for English Learning Differentiation


Universal Design is a great way to approach differentiation for learners with various needs. The website http://www.cast.org/ offers resources for each situation. Find more info on UDL and ESL in Why UDL Matters for English Language Learners at https://www.languagemagazine.com/2018/03/09/why-udl-matters-for-english-language-learners/



Special Education and ELLs: Policy and Guidelines


A much-needed update for educators at http://www.colorincolorado.org/school-support/special-education-and-english-language-learners/special-education-and-ells-policy-and

Being Bilingual May Be A Plus For Kids With Autism


A new reason to encourage families with children on the autism spectrum to maintain their heritage language(s) is that bilingual children on the spectrum perform better in tasks, according to a study. Find the info at https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2018/01/16/being-bilingual-plus-autism/24597/

Resources for Teaching English Learners With Dyslexia


English Talking Books Resource Site


Great resource for special needs and English language learning learners:  https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-library-service-for-the-blind-and-physically-handicapped/about-this-service/?cid=loc-ppc_s=facebook_c=offsite-2017_ag=student-nf_kw=student2

Students with Learning Disabilities Can Learn New Languages


An important topic in today’s inclusive classrooms.  Read more https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/students-with-learning-disabilities-can-learn-new-languages/3991760.html

Easy Lesson Differentiation


Great tips and great use of technology in 5 Quick and easy adaptations for students with learning differences. Read more at https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2017/09/5-easy-adaptations-learners-extra-needs/#mhRvQoZLS1A96F21.99


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