Week in Review - February 2, 2024

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February 2, 2024   |  Vol 20 Issue #5

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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!


February 2024 Special Educator e-Journal

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Top Stories of the Week

Is it Autism? Key Aspects to Look for Throughout the Years

States That Need K-12 Educators the Most and in What Subjects

Study Finds Negative Stereotypes about Disabilities May Fuel Excuses for Ableism

Sleep Disorders Differ for Neurotypical Versus Typical Development

For People with ADHD, Headphones Can Make It Easier to Work or Study—Here’s Why

U.S. Department of Education Outlines Inequities to Address in 2024 Educational Technology Plan

A Technologist Spent Years Building an AI Chatbot Tutor. He Decided It Can’t Be Done.

Disciplining a Child with ADHD: Tips for Effective Parenting


Congratulations to

Cindi Maurice, Katrina Snider, Karen Frantz-Fry,Ellen Kay, Patsy Ray, Lauro Esquilona III, Rebekah Budziszews, and Brandey Crawford who all knew the answer to last week's trivia question:

Exposing babies and toddlers to TV and other digital media could be linked to a heightened risk for dysfunction in a specific area of processing. Kids with atypical processing in this area are often hypersensitive to the touch, sound, taste or look of stimuli in their environment. For example, kids might try to avoid the feel of certain clothing, the taste of certain foods or necessary activities like getting their hair washed. Conversely, they might seek out twirling in place, staring at bright lights or ceiling fans -- to the neglect of other activities. These processing issues are highly correlated with other psychiatric conditions, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism. About 60% of kids with ADHD have issues with this type of processing, as do about 70% of kids with autism. What is the “processing” area?


This week's trivia question: 

According to a recent report released by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), some states are taking effective actions to instruction in this area through the “science” of it while other states lag. For example, NCTQ categorized Maine, Montana and South Dakota as “unacceptable” because they have few or no policies in place to strengthen teachers’ instruction in this area. In total, NCTQ said 19 states lack strong policies to support effective lessons in this area. On the other hand, they identified 12 states, including Florida, Virginia and Colorado, with “strong” policies that build teacher capacity to implement scientifically-based instruction in this area. What is the area of focus that many states lack strong policies to support effective lessons?

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by February 6th, 2024. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review


On a Mission to Serve Navy SEALs’ Kids with Learning Disabilities

How Actors with Disabilities Are Only Offered Certain Types of Roles: 'Lazy Writing'

Gratitude and Growth Mindset: A Student Makes the Case for Better Mental Health in Schools

Using Google Tools to Teach Writing

Lawsuit Challenges Education Bill for Students with Disabilities as Unconstitutional

NCES Data Sheds Light on Post-Pandemic Shifts for Mental Health Resources

U.S. Department of Education Seeks to Dispel Myths about Assistive Technology

Latest Job Listings on NASET

* Special Education Teaching Position in the Greater Boston Area - Reed Academy in Framingham, MA, offers a structured and therapeutic environment to boys with variety of education needs. Teach in a small and family-like, nurturing environment for Students with Moderate Needs. To learn more- Click here

* EC Teacher - Well established NC Charter School Seeking Full-time EC Teacher. Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to maximize the learning experience of students with special needs, in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum. To learn more- Click here

* High School Special Education Teacher - New Visions for Public Schools is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of public education in New York City. Today, we support almost 2,000 public schools and thousands of teachers, serving over a million students, in their most critical work: deciding what and how to teach, helping keep students on track to graduation, and preparing students for success beyond high school. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher – San Jose, CA - Private School in San Jose, California has Special Education Teacher Opening starting January 2024. The Special Education Teacher teaches elementary and/or secondary school subjects to students with emotional impairments in specialized school programs. This position plans and prepares a comprehensive annual classroom syllabus. To learn more - Click here

* Special Education Teacher - As a teacher at Beacon Day School you join a supportive community of educators, behaviorists, therapists, administrators, and staff who care deeply about our students and their families. We look forward to welcoming you! To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher - You will have the opportunity to change lives through education as you connect and work one-on-one with students needing special support to understand both their capabilities and disabilities as you develop and apply personalized learning approaches and programs that support their growth, progress, and success. To learn more - Click here

* Special Education Teacher - STARS is the largest school contract agency in AZ. 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. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher - We are seeking a Special Education teacher for Thresholds High School! Thresholds High School is an Illinois State Board of Education certified Therapeutic Day School for students ages 16 to 21 years old with ongoing serious mental health needs. The Thresholds High School provides a distinct combination of flexibility and support in order to help students achieve both their high school diploma and their transition goals. To learn more- Click here

Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.

Abraham Lincoln

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