Special Education Diagnoses for Black, Latino Kids

Anne Kellogg sits at a table with a Black male student with special education needs.  She is providing one-on-one guidance toward an assignment the student is working on.  The student is writing on a piece of paper with a pencil.

Black and Latina/o children are highly over-represented in special education diagnoses.  Teachers are the first line of defense in identifying special education needs, but the pressure is on to get a diagnosis right:  getting placed in special ed programs is the easy part; getting out, not so much.

Anne Kellogg is a student in the MEd Early Childhood Education program, concentrating on early childhood special education.  In this video, she shares how she handles the pressure of evaluating students for potential special education needs: