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2019 Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference

FR2 - Language Problem vs. Dyslexia: Assessing and Educating the English Language Learner (ELL)

Nov 8, 2019 9:45am ‐ Nov 8, 2019 12:45pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00


This symposium will address research and policy issues in the assessment of and intervention for English Language Learners (ELL). Assessing learning disabilities such as dyslexia and language impairment in ELL children and youth has been controversial and challenging. Suggestions for culturally and linguistically appropriate assessment will be provided. We will present evidence of effective interventions, based on structured literacy principles, for helping ELL students, whether dyslexic or typically achieving, acquire basic literacy skills.

Linda Siegel, Esther Geva and Elsa Cardenas Hagan have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


  • Linda Siegel, Ph.D., Educational Psychologist, UBC
  • Esther Geva, Ph.D., Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
  • Elsa Cardenas-Hagan, Ed.D., President, Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, Texas.


  • 0.28 - ASHA CEU
  • 2.80 - Clock Hours

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