LD/ELL Learning Services

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"In diversity there is beauty and there is strength." Maya Angelou.


    • ELL Home Support: Want to help your child language skills at home but are not sure how to do it? Feel free to drop a line to our ELL Specialists Nicole at nicole.eckhardt@acslp.org or Grecia at grecia.molina@acslp.org for strategies that push your children to improve their English in an effective way.

    • LD Support: Want to push your child's development at home? Have specific questions related to helping your child thrive in academics? Contact the counselor Any at anamaria.urquidi@acslp.org, or our LD specialists Ana at ana.monroy@acslp.org and Yali at yalile.chalan@acslp.org for guidance.

LD: Strengths of People with ADD/ADHD

  • An ability to hyperfocus and superstar creativity

  • A real resilience and persistence

  • A sparkling personality

  • Generosity and compassion

  • Ingenuity

  • A strong sense of fairness

  • Willingness to take risks

  • Spontaneity and contagious motivation

  • Great sense of humor

  • Their life is full of surprises

  • Prone to romanticism

  • Engaging conversational skills

  • Have a different perspective

  • 'Are highly organized, punctual, and generally responsible'... Ha! gotcha!

Read the full article by Additude Editors here.


Creating a learning environment that encourages integration to learning, to an additional language and to culture while maintaining respect for the students' pride in their own learning, language and culture.

Enabling English Language Learners and Learning Diversity Learners for social and academic thriving.




















ELLs: Strategies to Support them

  • Speak slower, not louder

  • Provide outlines, advanced organizers, or visual guides

  • Write down key terms on the board

  • Integrate games

  • Read written instructions. Repeat.

  • Write key concept vocabulary on a Word Wall

  • Integrate listening centers

  • Model new skills

  • Extend test time

  • Don't rescue ELLs when they struggle to speak - smile, relax feet, face and hands, and wait

  • Think-pair-share

  • Provide exemplars of successful projects

  • Let students use their home language in the classroom to solve work

  • Use pictures, sketches

  • Make videos of presentations for ELLs to roleplay if needed

  • Liberally use checks for understanding

  • Pair up ELLs with strong oral and written English skills

  • Share a picture glossary

  • Teach with cooperative learning

  • Provide opportunities for low-stakes writing

Read the full article by Todd Finley (2014) here.

Useful Resources

  • Articles

    • Cómo Ayudar a mi Hijo a Aprender Inglés si yo no lo Hablo?, see here.

    • Improving Writing Skills for Kids: 14 Tips, see here.


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