Identifying ELLs with Special Needs: What Are the Signs?

Larry Ferlazzo with Maria Montalvo, Beverly Maxwell, Ann Wilson, Jennie Farnell

Identifying students with special needs can be difficult. The challenge is even more complicated when the student speaks English as a second language. We offer help.

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February 25, 2016
Episode Guests
Maria Montalvo is the ELL Director for Metro RESA working with all 12 metro area school systems. Beverly Maxwell is a Program Specialist for Metro West GLRS. She supports special education teachers in six of the Metro Atlanta districts. Ann Wilson has been teaching Special Education for 15 years and teaches at Bancroft Elementary School, a dual language, high poverty school in Washington DC. Jennie Farnell is assistant director at the University of Bridgeport. She has been teaching ESL/EFL since 1998 to all levels and ages of students.
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