My latest article “English Language Learners and Response to Intervention (RTI): Referral Considerations” was just published in Teacher Exceptional Children a journal from the Council for Exceptional Children in the May/June 2008 issue. In this article my goal was to provide a description of how to address the needs of ELLs going through the pre-referral and special education referral process within an RTI model. I include a figure of the RTI model for ELLs, guiding questions to distinguish between a language difference and a learning disability, and an actual case study. I would welcome any feedback.
Claudia is the Endowed Joan Wieler Arno 49 Professor at Lasell University. She is currently a full professor of education and chair of the Education Program. Claudia has been a teacher, researcher, consultant, and professor of special education.