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The needs of English language learners and students with special needs vary greatly; however, there are

occasionally similarities in their comfort levels with speaking English and communicating openly with peers. Consider the following: what might you do to help an English language learner gain more confidence in speaking with you and with peers? Consider the concepts of BICS and CALP learned in previous coursework. What might you do to help a student with special needs become more comfortable with his or her speech (You can select a specific disability if that would be helpful.)

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Start with them talking in groups, where they can listen to their peers. Then they... View the full answer

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