Are ESL teachers prepared to teach students with special needs?

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  • May 26, 2009 Presentation for Engl 6180 Yvonne Lorenzo
  • Are ESL teachers prepared to teach students with special needs?

    1. 2. <ul><li>Special education students need individual help </li></ul><ul><li>Training of regular teachers </li></ul><ul><li>No extra help in English </li></ul><ul><li>My personal experience </li></ul>Yvonne Lorenzo May 26, 2009
    2. 3. Yvonne Lorenzo May 26, 2009 Categorizing under learning disabilities Listening comprehension Mathematics calculation Written expression Mathematical reasoning Basic reading skills Oral expression
    3. 4. Yvonne Lorenzo May 26, 2009
    4. 5. <ul><li>Programs in Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Programs in Washington, DC </li></ul><ul><li>Programs in New Mexico </li></ul>Yvonne Lorenzo May 26, 2009
    5. 6. <ul><li>Program(Bilingual/ESL Special Education Teacher Training) </li></ul><ul><li>Masters of Arts degree in Bilingual/Special Education </li></ul><ul><li>Pre and post questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher awareness </li></ul>Yvonne Lorenzo May 26, 2009
    6. 7. <ul><li>The arts in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Intelligences (visit theweb page) </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Design </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated Instruction </li></ul>Yvonne Lorenzo May 26, 2009
    7. 8. <ul><li>Peer-assisted language strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Corrective feedback </li></ul><ul><li>At ease with peer tutors </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul>Yvonne Lorenzo May 26, 2009
    8. 9. <ul><li>Listen to the problem from another perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers should know they are not alone </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit for students with learning disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies that really work </li></ul>Yvonne Lorenzo May 26, 2009
    9. 10. Yvonne Lorenzo May 26, 2009

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