By Shea Dean
You know your English language learner (ELL) better than anyone else does. Have you noticed him struggling with school and language? Learn what some of those signs might mean—and why it’s important to tell the teacher.
Understanding the signs of learning and attention issues in ELLs is a good first step to finding out if your child needs extra support at school. It’s also important that the school have information about your child.
Shea Dean, M.A., is a writer and editor who teaches English as a second language (ESL) at New York University.
Virginia Gryta, M.S.
Jun 05, 2014
Jun 05, 2014
How Can Experts Tell If a Non-Native English Speaker Has a Learning Issue?
7 Questions About Testing English Language Learners for Learning Disabilities
Experts Weigh In: Learning and Attention Issues in the Hispanic Community
Are IEPs Different for English Language Learners?
Checklist: 10 Things Your ELL’s School Needs to Know
4 Challenges of English Language Learners With Learning and Attention Issues
How they created paths to success with learning and attention issues.
Find out the types of tests available, and what skills they assess.
These free, printable graphic organizers can help kids break down math problems.
A mom, who has auditory processing disorder herself, shares what she wishes others knew.
Dec 6th at 3:00 pm
He went from struggling student to inspiring the next generation.
A college student with dyslexia shares how she uses dictation (speech-to-text) technology to help.
Which is causing your child’s trouble with math? Use this chart to compare the signs.
How to make sure your child gets services and accommodations.
Sign up for weekly emails with helpful resources for you and your family.
This email is already subscribed to Understood newsletters. If you haven't been receiving anything, add email@example.com to your safe-senders list.
Don’t worry—we saved what you wrote.
Sign up to get personalized recommendations and connect with parents and experts in our community.
Only members can view and participate in conversations.
Child’s nickname is private and only you can see it.