Dual Language Learners

These resources provide information on culturally and linguistically responsive practices, as well as ways to support children who are dual language learners and their families: National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness Important to Know: Dual Language Learner Facts, Figures, and Findings The Importance of Home Language Series This series of handouts provides basic information […]

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English Learners

As an educator, you know that the classrooms of the 21st century are filled with diverse learners. You tailor your teaching to meet the needs of those learners by using differentiated instruction and other strategies, such as those based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). One set of learners whose needs every school must address is English Language Learners (ELLs)

Accommodations for ELLs with Disabilities

It is important to ensure that student performance is not unduly influenced by student disabilities or linguistic/cultural characteristics that are unrelated to the content being assessed. Here’s a few ways to help accommodate ELLs with disabilities.

Intervention and Education

Maryland’s Early Intervention System Maryland’s Infants and Toddlers Program The Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program (MITP) directs a family-centered system of early intervention services for young children with developmental delays and disabilities— and their families. By recognizing each family’s concerns and priorities and focusing on each child’s strengths and needs, the MITP assists families of […]