Diverse Students with Special Needs

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Hart, J. (2009). Strategies for culturally and linguistically diverse students with special needs. Preventing School Failure, 53 (3), 197-208.

Diverse Students

The author offers a summary of the main assessment and instructional topics connected to culturally and linguistically diverse students with special education needs. Also, the author describes existing trends and frequency rates of students with disabilities who are also English language learners, in addition to general guidelines for the suitable assessment of such students for special education services. Last, the author defines research based academic and behavioral strategies for these students, along with web-based resources geared to support general and special educators working with diverse students with special needs. English language learners

According to Hart (2009), the needs of English language learners (ELLs) who may also contend with learning and emotional disabilities present challenges to provide adequate services to the growing population because school systems lack teachers and personnel specifically trained. Address the needs of students with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Addressing the needs of English language learner students with disabilities is a challenging process. Students identified as having limited English proficiency in their native language and in English are overrepresented in learning disabilities and speech-impairment programs. One primary cause for this...
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