Characteristics of Learning Disabilities and Second Language Acquisition

P6120_English_Language_LearnersSummer vacation is upon many of us, but CEC’s Tool of the Week never takes a break! This week’s FREE tool is the table “Characteristics of Learning Disabilities and Second Language Acquisition.” In this easy-to-read comparison you’ll see how many of the signs of learning disabilities closely resemble those of emergent language. We think you’ll find reading this table an eye-opening experience! It comes to you from CEC’s English Language Learners: Differentiating Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities, an invaluable resource that will help teachers reduce the time they spend on unnecessary assessments and referrals and find the best strategies for all students. Check it out!


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