I am a speech language pathologist working in a public school system. I am currently collaborating with collegues to discuss a variety of ELL issues as this is a growing caseload in our formerly English only middle class town. The town has limited ELL resources including access to translators. I would appreciate any input to the following questions that frequently arise:
1. How do we support L1 if there is not access L1 speakers other than in the home?
2. What should be the primary focus for an elementary age student with language delays in L1 but is in an English only school?
3. Are there specific strategies/resources recommneded to develop reading and academics in L2 at the higher grades (6-12)?
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