Response To Intervention

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Furthermore, teachers need to specifically identify the specific disability of an ELL with special needs in order to effectively implement the correct instructional strategies. If an ELL continually academically struggles then teachers should implement the Response to Intervention (RTI) process. The RTI process is an instructional approach and three tier intervention process that helps teachers identify students as special needs or for other behavioral and learning needs. Throughout the RTI process, the student will undergo instructional interventions such as one-on-one tutoring and small group learning. The student will start in the first tier of RTI and undergo a universal screening process and they will be closely monitored in the general …show more content…
After grasping an understanding of the specific learning disability of an ELL with special needs, a teacher will be able to implement instructional methods that cater specifically.
Once a teacher successfully identifies an ELL with special needs, the teacher should implement instructional practices and classroom management skills that will cater to the specific needs of the student. ELLs with special needs need instruction that is “simultaneously responsive to their disability, English language status, and culture” (Garcia and Tyler, 2010). In order for ELLs with special needs to academically thrive in the class, it is necessary for teachers to identify their specific disability and analyze other individual characteristics. There are many instructional strategies that teachers can implement in the classroom to modify general instruction for ELLs with special needs. First, teachers need to have classroom management skills and understand that the classroom environment can positively or negatively influence how students learn. ELLs with special needs thrive off of routine. Richard Lavoie, a nationally known expert on
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Communication is key with parents and other professionals when working with ELLs with special needs. In order to appropriately teach the ELL, the teacher needs to understand their background. For example, the student may come from a very difficult home situation and their bad home life is the reason behind their misbehavior. However, teachers should never assume that students come from a poor upbringing due to their low academic achievement. Teachers should also show interest in learning about the family’s background and express this interest to the family. The family will be more willing to contribute and engage in the student’s academic goals if they realize that the teacher truly cares. In order to build a partnership with a parent, it is crucial that teachers and parents discuss their individual vision for the child’s academic career. Once the parents and teachers discuss their vision for the child, they will collaboratively work together to write and create an academic plan. These goals will motivate the teacher and the parents to collaboratively work together. Not only is it important for teachers to communicate with parents, it is also that crucial that teachers collaboratively work with other teachers and professionals to lead the ELL with special needs to academic success. A research study was done to