Needs of ELs w/Disabilities

Written by Jarice Butterfield, Ph.D., Santa Barbara County SELPA Director, these resources are intended as tools to assist both regular and special educators. These materials may provide assistance in meeting the needs of students who are identified as English Learners (EL) and may possibly need to be identified or are currently identified for special education.

Meeting the Needs of English Learners with Disabilities - Module 1
Definition of Terms for English Learners
Pre-referral (RTI) Activities for English Learners
Assessment of English Learners
Identification and Assessment

Module 2
Programs and Services for English Leaners in Special Education
Reclassification of English Learners in Special Education

Resource Book
Assessment, Identification, and Programs for English Learners
Interventions for English Learners Prior to Referrals to Special Education
Assessment and Identification of English Learners for Special Education Development of the of IEP for English Learners with Disabilities
IIEP Implementation, Programs & Services for English Learners with Disabilities
Reclassification of English Learners with Disabilities
Appendices: ELD programs/Curricular Materials, CDE Documents, Office of Civil Rights Communication Regarding ELs, Samples EL Reclassification Documents

Reference Material
EL Pre Referral Checklist
EL SPED - Reclassification Checklist
EL SPED - Reclassification Worksheet
IEP Checklist - ELs