Article  |   May 2002
Pre-Referral Procedures: Meeting Unique Needs of English Language Learners
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Special Populations / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Professional Issues & Training
Article   |   May 2002
Pre-Referral Procedures: Meeting Unique Needs of English Language Learners
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, May 2002, Vol. 8, 4-6. doi:10.1044/cds8.1.4
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, May 2002, Vol. 8, 4-6. doi:10.1044/cds8.1.4

An increasingly large number of children receiving education in the United States public school system do not speak English as their first language. As educators adjust to the changing educational demographics, speech-language pathologists will be called on with increasing frequency to address concerns regarding language difference and language disorders. This paper illustrates the pre-referral assessment-to-intervention processes and products designed by one school team to meet the unique needs of English Language Learners (ELL).

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