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Posted on October 14, 2015 3:16 pm
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JoBeth Griffin
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I have a student who has been in school in the United States for 2 1/2 years. She is not making progress in reading and is still reading at a 1st grade level. She has recently been evaluated for SPED services. Is this a learning disability or related to learning English?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 14, 2015 3:46 pm

aHeRaJ
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That is a tough question to answer without having testing data. Does this child speak any English? Try some non-verbal activities with her where she has to point to things or choose things...anything that does not test her speaking/reading ability. If she still struggles with that it might be a mental or learning disability that would be taken care of with SPED services.
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eZuGeQ
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Great ideas!
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 5:13 am

Kathy Allen
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This is a great idea!
  Posted on: February 23, 2018 7:47 pm

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Posted October 14, 2015 8:08 pm

uTaTub
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What about picture cards for vocabulary, or even starting at a lower grade level?? If this doesn't work, I would get in touch with your school psychologist and see about getting the student tested.
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neHaGy
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I would exactly do this.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 6:15 pm

nydyra
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You have to work on evaluating the student. Start from the bottom (1st grade reading) up.
  Posted on: October 17, 2015 9:10 am

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Solution 3
Posted February 23, 2018 9:00 pm

Kenneth Allen
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This is a learning disability related to addressing her needs as an individual.
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Solution 4
Posted February 25, 2018 8:13 am

geSuNy
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Depending on the assessment results, you might find answers to the students not progressing in reading. I wonder if you can reach out to the family and see if there is a specific topic that interests the student. If available, maybe you can allow her to do her reading on a tablet.
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ePuzej
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I think this is the best solution. I think finding a topic of interest is an excellent idea.
  Posted on: February 19, 2019 3:06 pm

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Solution 5
Posted February 21, 2019 3:43 pm

aGyveh
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I think you should meet her where she stands, you know that she's reading at a first-grade level, so start there. Use flashcards, books that relate to things she's interested in or can relate to from her culture. Have the student teach the class about something from her culture. Have the class bring in their favorite book and do a classroom read aloud.
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