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:

  1. Dr. Pierce, what are some important strategies that teachers can use to support young DLLs with disabilities?
  2. 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
Patsy Pierce, PhD
National Center on Cultural
and Linguistic Responsiveness

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