Evaluating Dual Language Learners
November 17, 2015, The IRIS Center
Patsy Pierce, a Consultant for the National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness, shares her expertise on evaluating dual language learners, with special attention paid to the importance of determining the difference between a language delay and a language difference (time: 14:14).
Questions asked of Patsy Pierce in this audio:
- Dr. Pierce, what are some important strategies that teachers can use to support young DLLs with disabilities?
- What are some unique issues that educators need to consider when screening and evaluating young dual language learners? Additionally, how can evaluators distinguish between a disability and a language difference?
Patsy Pierce, PhD
National Center on Cultural
and Linguistic Responsiveness