Wabash Valley Education Center

*Language Acquisition vs Learning Disorder: Identifying EL Students for Special Ed Services

Do you find your school often debating whether an EL student has a possible Learning Disability and needs referred for special services OR whether it is a language issue?? This is one of the most difficult processes to work through. Come join national presenter, Dr. Tom Jenkins, to learn about and discuss research based methodologies for determining if an EL student is eligible to receive special education services, as well as how to determine whether it is a language acquisition issue versus a learning disability. Discussion on best practices of writing IEP’s for EL’s who will receive special education services will also be included in the day.


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Dr. Tom Jenkins is a parent and a respected educational psychologist and consultant. He received his Educational Specialist Degree from James Madison University and his Doctorate in Education from the University of Virginia. He is an expert in Response to Intervention (RTI) training and heads a highly successful educational consulting firm in Wilmington, NC. He has worked as a school psychologist within the public education system for over fifteen years. Dr. Jenkins is a published author and sought-after speaker in the areas of RTI, Curriculum-Based Measurement, Problem-Solving Model, Student Assistance/Study Team Process, and Research Based Interventions.

Dr. Jenkins has been working at an ESL magnet school for the last ten years and is in the process of opening his own Latino Literacy Center Literacy Center for students and their parents in North Carolina.


Date: Monday, April 8, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (lunch on your own)

Location: Wabash Valley Education Center

Cost: $125.00/member or $250/non-member*

*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana ESC. Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee of twice the amount of the workshop cost.
**See cancellation policy below

Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.


Registration open through 4/4/2019 11:45 PM EST

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Wabash Valley Education Center

3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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Wabash Valley Education Center
3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906