understood2 Spanish Chat: Bajas calificaciones en lenguaje: dominio limitado de un segundo idioma o discapacidad del lenguaje March 20, 2015

I have been doing a series of Web Chats for Understood.Org, a division of the National Center for Learning Disabilities . Understood.org is a website for parents who have questions about their children who have learning and attention issues. The website conduct daily webinars and chats in Spanish and English on critical topics for parents. […]

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rti_considerationell Recent Open Access Article- How RTI Can Address the Needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) January 18, 2015

This recent article just appeared on Google Alerts and I wanted to share it here. The article provides a good summary of what is Response to Intervention (RTI) and culturally and linguistical diverse pedagogies. Aside from providing a good definition of all terms, they summarized the research on how culturally responsive pedagogy can impact the […]

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rti_considerationell Does this English Learner have a Disability or a Language Difference? October 16, 2014

How many times do teachers ask you how you differentiate between a learning disability and a language difference? Check out the most recent toolkit from the RTI Action Network and the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Proud to have co-authored this guide for all teachers working with struggling English language learners. http://www.rtinetwork.org/getstarted/sld-identification-toolkit/ld-identification-toolkit-considerations-for-ell

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Rinaldi Higgins 2014 Implementing MTSS– A How to Book September 24, 2014

Announcing “Practical Ways to Engage All Struggling Readers: A Multi-tiered Instructional Approach Using Hi-lo Books” by Claudia Rinaldi, Ph.D. and Orla Higgins Averill, Ph.D. After working with districts and schools for the last 6 years helping them to implement response to intervention (RTI) and multi-tiered system of support (MTSS), I am happy share the publication […]

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