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 is a writer and editor who teaches English as a second language (ESL) at New York University.
Virginia Gryta, M.S., teaches and mentors students working toward master’s degrees and certification in special education at Hunter College.
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