I am a Ph.D. in Linguistics and an Orton-Gillingham-trained practitioner and offer private tutoring for students with dyslexia and other struggling readers.
All Children are AEBLL!
I Advocate for Emergent Bilinguals through Language and Literacy
because I believe all children are AEBLL to achieve academic success!
Who are emergent bilinguals?
- Students who are learning English as a New Language (ENL) at school.
- Some of the most vulnerable children in our nation who continue to struggle academically - the graduation rate of English Language Learners in NY State is currently 27%.
My mission both personally and professionally is to advocate for emergent bilinguals and their teachers by offering services that provide information about language and literacy acquisition, the academic needs of our students, and how those needs can be met in the classroom, in addition to providing free access to resources and materials that support our students and teachers.
Why ‘emergent bilingual’?
- A term currently used by the academic research community and NY State that reflects a more positive attitude toward the abilities of English learners in our schools and acknowledges their home languages.
- Our students are often characterized as ‘lacking language’. Our students have language! It’s their home language, of which they are fluent speakers.
- The home language and culture can be used as a resource for learning in the classroom.
If you are interested in learning more about the needs of emergent bilingual students, I will be offering two courses this spring called Linguistics for Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals and Integrating Foundational Language and Literacy into Content for English Language Learners .
All visitors are encouraged to use aebll.com’s Resource Hub. Get free teaching materials and professional development, read up on the latest academic research, see my research, review government policy, and get links to important organizations and resources for emergent bilinguals.
Teachers and school administrators! I offer in-depth professional development workshops and instructional coaching in person and virtually on language acquisition and how to meet the language and literacy needs of emergent bilinguals.