NYNG Bilingual Task Force presents a webinar with:
Angelina Y. Swenson, M.S.Ed., Ed.M.
Hebrew Language Department Chair at The Shefa School
Foreign Language and L2 Learning for Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities: Supports, Strategies, and Goals
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
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Presentation will focus on the spectrum of difficulties in foreign language and L2 learning that students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) face. Discussion will include the implications for children with LBLD who are raised in bilingual households and the differences between L1 and L2 acquisition in students with LBLD.
Additionally, research-based lesson ideas, strategies and techniques that support the development of Hebrew as a foreign language will be presented. These ideas are based on Angelina Swenson’s own practice working with students with language-based learning disabilities, where she has adopted multi-sensory components from Orton-Gilingham based reading programs including Preventing Academic Failure and The Writing Revolution to create powerful and effective reading and writing programs.
Angelina Swenson is currently the Hebrew Department Chair at the Shefa School, a private Jewish day school for children with LBLD. She pioneered the school's multisensory Hebrew reading program and was a founding member of the Hebrew language team. She continues to work to identify best practices in teaching Hebrew to students with language-based learning disabilities. Over the course of her career, she was trained in a variety of Orton-Gillingham based programs, including: Wilson Reading System (WRS), Preventing Academic Failure (PAF) and Teaching Basic Writing Skills: The Hochman Method. Additionally, she has developed curricula, coached teachers on bilingual instruction, and conducted longitudinal research on identifying best practices for teaching Hebrew.
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