"English Language Learners and Learning Disabilities: Research Agenda and Implications for Practice" defines a research agenda to address issues related to identification and placement of English language learners with learning disabilities. Using information gathered during an October 2003 National Symposium on Learning Disabilities in English Language Learners, the authors recommend future research in the following areas: identification and assessment of learning disabilities among ELLs, definition of what constitutes normal developmental patterns in ELLs, identification of individual and contextual issues that affect ELL performance, the relationship between neurobiology and learning disabilities among ELLs, and development of effective interventions for ELLs with learning disabilities. *Must purchase article, become a member of Wiley Online Library, or access it through institution database.
McCardle, P., Mele-McCarthy, J. and Leos, K. (2005), English Language Learners and Learning Disabilities: Research Agenda and Implications for Practice. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 20: 68-78.