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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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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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