Week in Review - July 29, 2011

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WEEK IN REVIEW

A Review of the  NASET Publications & Resources  Offered to Members

July 29, 2011 - Vol 7, Issue 27

 

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New this week on...NASET
NASET...e-PUBLICATION REVIEW
Special Educator e-Journal
Special Educator's List of 100 Forms, Tables, Checklists, and Procedures
NASET's IEP Development Tool
Week in Review
Lesser Known Disorders in Lesser Known Disorders in Special Education Series
The Practical Teacher
Classroom Management Series
Research Based Journal--JAASEP
Parent Teacher Conference Handouts
Professional Development Courses
NASET's Resource Review
Genetics in Special Education Series
NASET Q & A Corner
Working with Paraprofessionals in Your School.
NASET's RTI Roundtable
NASET LD Report
Autism Spectrum Disorders Series
Behavior Management Series
Resolving Disputes with Parents Series
Discipline of Students in Special Education Series
Assessment in Special Education Series
NASET's ADHD Series

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Dear NASET Members

 

Welcome to NASET's WEEK in REVIEW. This special edition issue of the WEEK IN REVIEW is to inform all members of NASET of the various publications and resources we currently offer or have offered in the past and are now archived.  We felt this was an important publication to send to you as many of you begin to prepare for the upcoming school year.  Should you require any information regarding these publications or have ideas for a new publication, please contact us at contactus@naset.org Have a great weekend.


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NASET Q & A Corner


Questions and Answers on Related Third Party Payments and Special Education Services

School districts work with public assistance programs, such as Medicaid, to pay for some IEP service costs. In addition, IDEIA outlines how schools can bill the parents' private health insurance if they consent. Payments for IEP services received by the school system from these sources are third party payments. Examples of third party payors include Medicaid and the parents' private insurance company. The focus of this issue of NASET's Q & A Corner is to address questions related third party payments and special education services. To read or download this issue - Click here (login required)

 

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NASET Resource Review

 

In this issue you will find resources in the following areas:

 

· Early Intervention
· Families and Communities
· Evidence Based Practices
· Improving Outcomes for Students
· Mental Health
· Safe Schools
· Suicide Prevention
· Survey Participation Requests
· Technology
· Transition

 

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NASET e-PUBLICATION & RESOURCE REVIEW

 

This special edition issue of the WEEK IN REVIEW is to inform all members of NASET of the various publications and resources we currently offer or have offered in the past and are now archived.  We felt this was an important publication to send to you as many of you begin to prepare for the upcoming school year. 


NASET's Special Educator e-Journal

The online Special Educator e-Journal is published monthly throughout the year and provides timely information on what's current in special education. To read more about the Special Educator e-Journal, click here


NASET's Special Educator's List of 100 Forms, Tables, Checklists, and Procedures

NASET's Forms, Tables, Checklists, and Procedures consists of numerous forms, tables, checklists, and procedures for special educators to use. NASET's Forms, Tables, Checklists, and Procedures provides NASET members with a comprehensive resource of materials that can be accessed for practical everyday issues faced by special educators. Simply click on the main heading of any of the sections below and it will take you to various types of materials to review and potentially use both in and outside of your classroom. Each Form, Table, Checklist, and Procedure is available as a PDF file for downloading. Some forms are available as a MS Word Document for personal customization and use. To read more about the Special Educator's List of 100 Forms, Tables, Checklists, and Procedures, click here


NASET's IEP Development Tool

NASET provides the raw material to develop an entire Master Curriculum or IEP to all it's members, free of charge. The development tool consists of the following components: 16 Subject Areas, 105 Goal Areas under the Subject Areas, 4,830 Objectives under the Goal Areas and 2,719 Suggested Activities for achieving the objectives. To read more about NASET's IEP Development Tool, click here


NASET's Week in Review

NASET's Week in Review is a weekly emailed publication that provides members with some of the most interesting stories, topics and issues reported during the week in the field of special education. To read more, click here


NASET's Lesser Known Disorders in Special Education Series

NASET is proud to provide a series devoted to lesser known disorders that you may encounter in special education. While not as prevalent as other disorders experienced by most special education teachers, you should be aware of these disorders in order to become more knowledgeable, and increase your ability to assist patents of children with these disorders if they should appear in your classroom or school. Each month we will present a list of 3 disorders that appear in the special education population. Some of these disorders may contain subtypes which will also be presented. You will also notice that each disorder has a code. To read more,click here


NASET's Practical Teacher

The Practical Teacher is NASET's e-publication for teachers working in the field of special education. The Practical Teacher is a once a month education resource that provides NASET members with practical tools, strategies, and relevant information that they can use both in and outside of the classroom. It is sent directly to our members to their email accounts, so that they have immediate access to it. PDF file version of each issue can be found at the end of the article. To read more about The Practical Teacher, click here

NASET's Classroom Management Series

NASET's Classroom Management Series provide articles will provide teachers with practical guidelines covering a variety of topics and supportive information which may help improve their classroom. There are a variety of settings in which teachers may be hired in the field of special education, including a resource room, self contained special class or an inclusion setting. We feel that it is critical for teachers working with special needs to have a real grasp on what is involved in creating the most ideal and practical classroom for their students with special needs. The Classroom Management Series will focus on topics for both new and experienced teachers, including topics on setting up your classroom, behavioral management, adapting curriculum, working with different personality styles of students, assisting parents of children with special needs, and many more relevant topics. To read more about NASET's Classroom Management Series, click here

NASET's Research Based Journal--JAASEP

All members of The National Association of Special Education Teachers, through an agreement with the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, have free access to an online peer reviewed research journal in special education, the Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP). The Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP) is an online peer-reviewed journal committed to advancing the professional development of special education professionals through research, policy, and practice. JAASEP is a multi-faceted electronic journal that seeks new contributions based on original work of practitioners and researchers with specific focus on or implications for the field of special education. The content of JAASEP is likely to be of interest to college or university faculty, school administrators, educational evaluators, psychologists, special education teachers, psychiatrists, medical doctors, directors of special education services, directors of early intervention agencies, infant-toddler service coordinators, transition service coordinators, speech and language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, educational lawyers, and all other practitioners and professionals in the field of special education. To read more about JAASEP, click here

NASET's Parent Teacher Conference Handouts

NASET's Parent Teacher Conference Handouts can be given at the end of parent teacher conferences to reinforce concepts and help parents better understand information discussed at the conference. New additions are added monthly. To read more about Parent Teacher Conference Handouts, click here

NASET's Professional Development Courses

NASET is proud to offer its' members access to one of the most extensive and comprehensive sources of Professional Development courses available today. NASET Members are required to Login and then select the link of the desired course. Members may also download the text for many of the courses by using the link PDF File link following the course description. Course Tests and Certificates are accessible only through the online course (upon successful course completion). Please Note: Each of the following National Association of Special Education Teachers' (NASET) professional development courses entitle you to 1 study hour. Each NASET study hour is based on the requirements of each course which should take one hour between reading, comprehension and the completion of a short exam at the end of the course. Please be aware that NASET study hour units are not a guarantee of acceptance of evidence of professional development by school districts, since every state and/or school district may have it's own standards or requirements. To verify whether a NASET Study Hour unit is accepted by your school district or state, please contact your local or state education department. To read more about NASET's Professional Development courses, click here

NASET's Resource Review

NASET's Resource Review provides you with new resources that have come into NASET each month in one publication. While these may be found in a variety of NASET publications i.e. NASET Special Educator e-Journal we felt that some of you may find it more beneficial to have these resources at your fingertips and see right away the areas you may want to explore. The resources in these publications vary widely so we categorized them by topic area. All topics will be in alphabetical order and a brief explanation will describe each resource. At NASET we are always looking for ways to make your life and job easier and hope you find this publication useful. We encourage your feedback whenever you wish on this and any other feature on the NASET site. To read more about NASET's Resource Review, click here

NASET's Genetics in Special Education Series

Many human diseases have a genetic component. Some of these conditions are under investigation by researchers at or associated with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Sometimes, physicians are unable to put a name to a genetic condition. When this happens, physicians will say that a child or an adult has an undiagnosed rare or genetic condition. The Genetics in Special Education Series is e-publication that provide information about selected genetic, orphan and rare diseases. Each month NASET will present 2 such disorders in this series. To read more about NASET's Genetics in Special Education Series, click here

NASET Q & A Corner

The NASET Q & A Corner is an e-publication that presents some of the most frequently asked questions by members about special education and answers from experts in the field on the questions addressed. At NASET, we get many questions from our members about certain areas of interest. The NASET Q & A Corner provides all members with the opportunities to have access to these questions, and more importantly, answers to them from professionals in the field. To read more about NASET's Q & A Corner, click here

NASET's Working with Paraprofessionals in Your School--ARCHIVED

The climate and quality of a school and the success of its students is greatly affected by the relationships among the adults who work in and operate the school. This idea is the basis of NASET's Working with Paraprofessionals in Your School. The series was developed to provide teachers, related service personnel, administrators, paraprofessionals, parents, and other individuals charged with assisting in the development of the paraprofessional workforce with information and strategies to build strong, effective, supportive teams to ensure successful educational services for all students. In addition, we hope that the information contained in this series will help create programs of training, preparation, and recruiting of high-quality professionals and enhance the paraprofessional workforce to improve student academic achievement. To read more about Working with Paraprofessionals in Your School, click here

NASET's RTI Roundtable--ARCHIVED

NASET's RTI Roundtable is our e-publication on the latest information on Response to Intervention (RTI). RTI is a newly-identified process described in the federal special education law (IDEA 2004) for identifying students with learning disabilities.The RTI process is a multi-tiered approach to providing services and interventions to struggling learners at increasing levels of intensity. RTI can be used for making decisions about general, compensatory, and special education, creating a well-integrated and seamless system of instruction and intervention guided by child outcome data. The NASET RTI Roundtable is a monthly education resource that provides members with the latest information on RTI in Question and Answer format. To read more, click here

NASET LD Report--ARCHIVED

NASET LD Report focuses on the latest information on learning disabilities. Individuals with learning disabilities represent approximately 40% of all students receiving special education services. Therefore, it is inevitable that special education professionals will be working with students with LD throughout their entire careers. The NASET LD Report is a resource that provides NASET members with a comprehensive overview of learning disabilities. The NASET LD Report will cover many areas of study in the field of LD. It will focus on the research, writing, and practical information that we have obtained on causes, characteristics, eligibility, assessment, and teaching strategies. To read more about NASET's LD Report, click here

NASET's Autism Spectrum Disorders Series: Overview, Assessment, Interventions and Strategies for Success--ARCHIVED

NASET's Autism Spectrum Disorders Series: Overview, Assessment, Interventions and Strategies for Success is NASET 's e-publication on the latest information on autism spectrum disorders. Given the dramatic rise in numbers, it is inevitable that special education professionals will be working with students with autism spectrum disorders throughout their entire careers. The NASET Autism Spectrum Disorders Series is a resource that focuses on the research, writing, and practical information that we have obtained on causes, characteristics, eligibility, assessment, and teaching strategies. We hope you find this series both informative and helpful. To read more about NASET's Autism Spectrum Disorders Series,click here

NASET's Behavior Management Series--ARCHIVED

NASET's Behavior Management Series is a unique guide for all teachers in helping to understand what their student's behavior really means and how to identify and resolve the issue. This series offers teachers the insight into the inner dynamics, conflicts, fears, symptoms, tension, and so on of students who may be experiencing difficulty learning or behaving in the classroom. To read more about NASET's Behavior Management Series, click here

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NASET's Resolving Disputes with Parents Series--ARCHIVED

In drafting the provisions of IDEA, our nation's special education law, Congress clearly contemplated that, at times, there would be disagreements between parents of children with disabilities and the school districts providing special education and related services to their children. While it is expected that parents and school personnel will work in partnership to ensure children with disabilities are provided appropriate services, there are times when the child's parents and school officials cannot reach consensus on what constitutes a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for an individual child. When such disagreements occur, parents and school districts can turn to IDEA's procedural safeguards and dispute resolution options. Resolving Disputes with Parents Series is now complete, but you'll find up to date, authoritative information about critical aspects of resolving conflicts under IDEA within this series. To read more about NASET's Resolving Disputes with Parents Series, click here

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NASET's Discipline of Students in Special Education Series--ARCHIVED

The 1997 Amendments to IDEA marked the first time that specific discipline procedures were included in the law. Those discipline procedures addressed how public agencies could respond to behavioral infractions of children with disabilities. They were also rather complicated. You'll be pleased to hear that those procedures have been revised in the 2004 Amendments to IDEA and that disciplinary processes have been streamlined. The 9 part series of Discipline of Students in Special Education is presented each month (see below) so that you can find IDEA's requirements in specific disciplinary areas. The case study at the end looks at how IDEA's discipline procedures apply in a real-life situation. To read more about NASET's Discipline of Students in Special Education Series, click here

NASET's Assessment in Special Education Series--ARCHIVED

NASET's Assessment in Special Education Series is an education resource that focuses on the process used to determine a child's specific learning strengths and needs, and to determine whether or not a child is eligible for special education services. Assessment in special education is a process that involves collecting information about a student for the purpose of making decisions. Assessment, also known as evaluation, can be seen as a problem-solving process. To read more about NASET's Assessment in Special Education Series, click here

NASET's ADHD Series--ARCHIVED

NASET's ADHD Series is intended to provide educators with a step-by-step approach to the most effective methods of teaching students with ADHD. The ADHD Series was written to explain ADHD from the eyes of the teacher, so that, if a student in your class or school is diagnosed with this disorder, you can work effectively with the administrators, parents, other professionals, and the outside community. We hope that NASET's ADHD Series will be helpful to you in understanding the key concepts of this disorder and how to be an effective educator when working with students diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. To read more about NASET's ADHD Series, click here

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