Week in Review - April 7, 2023


April 7, 2023   |  Vol 19 Issue #14

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Welcome to NASET's WEEK in REVIEW. Here, we provide you with the latest publications from NASET to read and or download, as well as some of the most interesting articles that have happened this week in the field of special education. We hope you enjoy this publication.

Feel free to send us articles for this publication or let us know your thoughts about the WEEK in REVIEW at news@naset.org.

Have a great weekend!


NASET’s IEP Component Series

Transition Goals in the IEP

Transition planning is complicated and involved. There are so many dimensions of adulthood to consider! That’s why, for students with disabilities, planning ahead is critical. The more significant the disability is, the more imperative it is to prepare, plan, specify, investigate, coordinate, and support. This issue of NASET’s IEP Component Series will address transition goals in the IEP. It will help you when it comes time to help students plan for transition to life after high school and especially to write an IEP that will: capture the student’s postsecondary goals in concrete, measurable terms; write corresponding IEP goals to support and prepare the student to achieve the postsecondary goals after leaving high school; and reflect the IEP team’s decisions about the transition services the student needs (including what the student will study while still in high school) in order to achieve the postsecondary goals.

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Top Stories of the Week

U.S. Department of Education Implores Schools to End Corporal Punishment

CDC Report: Rates of Autism Diagnosis in Children are at an All-Time High

Why Cultivating Emotional Intelligence among Toddlers has Become More Urgent

ADHD in Children Linked to Social Isolation

The First 1,000 Days are Critically Important to a Child’s Development

Study Finds Psychiatry Training on Developmental Disabilities ‘Insufficient’

Schools Bought Tech to Accelerate Learning. Is It Working?

Using Common Tech Tools to Support Social and Emotional Learning


Congratulations to

Sarah Birch, Hannah Morales, Renee Robinson, Patsy Ray, Janel Moore, Diane Campbell-Mitchell, Dan Tribble, Karen Frantz-Fry, Lauro Esquilona III, Emily Lincoln, Courtney Thieberger, Ellen Kay, Debra Selig-Reynolds, Elliot Bluma, Alisa Lagier, Morgan Lee, Sarah McCarthy, Katrina Snider, , Brandey Crawford, Jennifer Long, Joann Judge, Andrea DeMeo, Michele Spencer, Mary Baker-Hendy, Debbie Alford Gadsden, Velma Brockman, Donna Bifolco, Deborah Cimo, Melissa Misterman, Wanda J. Routier, Jill Vincent, Cheryl Randle, Cynthia Kerns, Kimberly Atias, Cindi Maurice, Beth Foley, Erin Lewis, Suzanne Tudor, Wendy Schilling, and Suzanne Duffany who all knew the answer to last week's trivia question:

For a student with a disability, this specific type of hearing follows disciplinary actions by the school that result in suspension, expulsion from a student with disabilities’ current school or a changing in placement. If a disciplinary action for a student with a disability involves a request for removal from the student’s current educational placement for more than 10 cumulative school days, the IEP team must meet to determine whether the misconduct resulted from the disability. What is the name of this type of disciplinary hearing for a student with a disability?


This week's trivia question: 

Fill in the Blank(s): Young children who are taught by a teacher of the same _____ as themselves develop better learning and problem-solving skills by the age of seven, new research suggests. The effect was most pronounced in Black and Latinx children, the findings—looking at more than 18,000 pupils across the US—showed. Published in Early Education and Development, the study revealed that if the _____ of children is shared with that of their teachers, the children are more likely to go on to develop better working memory. This is the ability to hold and process information in your mind—a skill that is essential for learning and problem solving. What is the word that fills in the blanks?

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by April 10, 2023. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review

Empowering Students by Cultivating Agency

Strong, Steady Friendships May be an Asset to Students’ Physiological Health

Online Cognitive Training Not Effective in Reducing ADHD Symptoms

Brain Injury Expert Warns: Limit Screen Use in Children Under Six

‘Flourishing’ Measure May Not Hold up for Children with Autism

Amid Educator Shortage, Minnesota Bill Endangers Special Education Teachers

Students with Disabilities More Likely to Experience Homelessness

Pediatric Speech Disorder Diagnoses More than Doubled Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Exploratory Survey Study on Settlement of IDEA Legal Disputes

Simple, quick survey that takes less than 10 minutes. For attorneys, parent advocates, and other third-party neutrals who have participated in at least 8 settlements of IDEA disputes in the past 10 years. Please contact Annie Lockwood at (512) 922-2060 or avlockwood@gmail.com

* [2023-2024] Dean of Student Supports - Reporting to the Principal, this position will serve as a leader for staff and parents with regard to special education services and regulations. In addition, the Dean of Student Supports will work closely with the Network Director of Special Education and the school-based leadership team to ensure the implementation of special education policies and the integration of student support services. To learn more- Click here

* [2023-2024] High School Dean of Student Supports - The Dean of Student Supports should thoroughly understand state and federal regulations and local policies regarding children with special needs. The candidate should have experience leading IEP Meetings, coaching teachers when writing IEP reports, adhering to all timelines/deadlines, and demonstrating a solution-oriented mindset when working through challenging situations. The Dean of Student Supports should be flexible, self-motivated, a team player, and be able to manage up effectively.To learn more- Click here

* Elementary Special Education Teacher - French and/or English Speaker - Special Education Teachers wanted for grades K through 5, including a French speaking Special Education teacher to support the French immersion theme. Candidates must be eager to work with students of all abilities in a French immersion public school and adapt instruction to students’ interests and needs. To learn more- Click here

* Teacher-Exceptional Student Education - This position encompasses the three standards included in Teacher Professional Expectations in School Board Policy, which are high student achievement, safe learning environment, and effective and efficient operations. To learn more - Click here

* [2023-2024] High School Math Learning Specialist - Reporting to the Academic Dean, the High School Math Learning Specialist will be responsible for building meaningful relationships with students, implementing a Common Core-aligned curriculum, and working with their grade team to analyze data to drive instruction. This is an exciting opportunity for an educator who is passionate about improving student outcomes by leading excellent instruction and building a positive school culture. To learn more- Click here

* [2023-2024] High School ELA Learning Specialist - Reporting to the Academic Dean, the High School ELA Learning Specialist will be responsible for building meaningful relationships with students, implementing a Common Core-aligned curriculum, and working with their grade team to analyze data to drive instruction. This is an exciting opportunity for an educator who is passionate about improving student outcomes by leading excellent instruction and building a positive school culture. To learn more- Click here

* Elementary Schools ICT Teacher - Ascend invests in employees by providing ongoing professional development, coaching, and career pathways in our schools. We are proud to provide a generous benefits package, which includes flexibility in our healthcare plan, and 403(b) matching starting at year one. At Ascend, we care about our workforce’s mental health and offer services covered by insurance and additional time off for our staff to utilize for their personal care. To learn more- Click here

* Middle School Special Education Teacher - Access to education is a social justice issue. As educators, we center justice and live out our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) by ensuring that our students have the skills, tools, and confidence they need to thrive today and in the future. We are proud to have a workforce that mirrors the diversity seen in our students. To learn more- Click here

* Middle School SETSS Teacher - We’re excited about middle school special education (SETSS) teachers who are fired up about their lessons—who want to spend their time discussing, preparing, and immersing themselves in the rich content they teach. We value teachers who truly listen to what students are saying—who create a space for students to think their way through to answers, and who praise their insights and curiosities along the way. To learn more- Click here

* Elementary Schools SETSS Teacher - The elementary school special education SETSS teacher will develop and teach engaging lessons that follow the rigorous, Common Core aligned Ascend curriculum and provide individual or small group instruction for students who require additional academic support. To learn more- Click here

* Special Educator for Sulam@JDS in the 2023-2024 school year - Sulam@JDS is a highly collaborative program that partners with all stakeholders; parents, students, general educators and specialists, to ensure a meaningful, high quality individualized program for each student. We believe that every student is valuable to our community and has the right to be included in all aspects of their community school. We provide the necessary educational, social, and emotional support to ensure success and maximize possibilities and potential. To learn more- Click here

* Upper School (US) English Teacher for Sulam in the 2023-2024 school year - We are a family-friendly organization with a warm and supportive culture. Sulam, a K-12 Jewish special education inclusion program, provides high quality educational, social, and emotional support for students with disabilities, while teaching the entire community that everyone belongs and can make a vital contribution to the world. Sulam aspires to create an educational approach where people with learning differences are recognized as vital contributors to a diverse world, and are integrated naturally into the fabric of a school community and broader society. To learn more- Click here

* Autism Resource Specialist - The Autism Resource Specialist assists in identifying and implementing appropriate behavior management and communication systems and occasionally will demonstrate evaluation and teaching procedures on-site in the classroom. The Autism Resource Specialist develops multimedia materials and plans, coordinates, and conducts in-service training workshops. To learn more- Click here

* Director of Special Services - The Director of Special Services is responsible for coordinating alignment of materials and resources, instructional program evaluation, personnel management, department professional development, staff scheduling, and effective fiscal management of the Department of Special Services. The Director of Special Services provides leadership to coordinate and supervise the effective delivery of Special Education services Gifted and Talented Services, MultiLingual Learner services , and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher (Sheppard Pratt School- Hunt Valley) - The Sheppard Pratt School - Hunt Valley is a year round special education program that provides educational services to students ages five to 21 with complex intellectual and behavioral disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and other related disorders. Sheppard Pratt offers tuition reimbursement as well as offering fast track Standard Professional Certificate in Special Education and Masters of Arts in Leadership in Teaching programs in partnership with Notre Dame of Maryland University. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher in Arizona - $70,000/year - STARS is owned and operated by Occupational Therapists. You will be an employee and receive full benefits. Summers off with year-round pay and year-round appreciation. With a proven track record, STARS is able to offer you an unbeatable support system and resources. STARS places Special Education Teachers throughout the Phoenix, Tucson and the surrounding area public schools. To learn more- Click here


When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. Ernest Hemingway

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