Understanding the culture of the student and having a general understanding of the differences between English and their native language is important especially when we are determining if the student has a disability and needs special education support.
Read the following document CAPELL_SPED_resource_guide and answer the following questions.
How can we support ELL students in the classroom?
How can we determine if a student that is an English Language Learner also has a disability?
What strategies can we use to support the family?
Here is a great resource from New York Department of Education.ELL LanguageAcquisitionJanetteKlingnerBrief_102114