WIDA provides language development resources to those who support the academic success of multilingual learners. We offer a comprehensive, research-based system of language standards, assessments, professional learning and educator assistance. WIDA’s trusted resources are used by 41 domestic states and territories and approximately 500 international schools throughout the world.
The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has partnered with WIDA to provide resources that provide guiding principles, research, and best practices for early learning professionals working with young dual language learners (DLL) and English language learners (ELL), their families, and their communities. WIDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for children and youth who are culturally and linguistically diverse through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional learning for educators.
Individualizing Instruction for Children with Disabilities who are Dual Language Learners: High quality language and literacy practices are vital to support the development of children who are dual language learners (DLLs) with disabilities or suspected delays. Uncover ways to create culturally and linguistically responsive environments to support language and literacy development. Explore what current research says about strategies staff can use to individualize instruction for DLLs who also have a disability.