English Learner Disability Resources
For an online database of interpreters and translators including names and contact information, languages spoken and written, education, specific training in interpretation and/or translation and previous experience as an interpreter or translator, see related resources. For a copy of the ELL Companion to Reducing Bias in Special Education Evaluation manual, contact Elizabeth Watkins.
List of special education evaluation materials in languages other than English or recommended for English learners available for lending
2019 Winter and Spring Professional Development for Interpreters and Cultural Liaisons - 12/27/18
Information regarding workshops as well as University of Minnesota courses for spoken language interpreters and cultural liaisons working in special education.
Information gathered from interpreters working in Minnesota schools
Links to webinars on strategies for Response to Intervention (RtI), referral to special education and academic evaluation
Overview of MDE services
English-Somali Special Education Glossary - 9/13/16
A Somali-language glossary of special education terms
Holding Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meetings with English Language Learner (ELL) Families and Interpreters - 8/15/16
Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Educational Interpreters of Spoken Language - 8/31/15
What interpreters in educational settings should and should not do and ways of satisfying these ethical principles.
Alternate Instructions for Spanish Speech/Language Evaluation Instruments - 11/18/11
CELF-3, PLS4, EOWPVT, and ROWPVT
English-Hmong Dictionary of Special Education - 11/18/11
A glossary of special education terms in the Hmong language