Week in Review - February 3, 2023


February 3, 2023   |  Vol 19 Issue #5

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Here are the latest articles for this week. We hope you have a great weekend!



NASET’s Practical Teacher

Combining Phonics and Whole Language for Reading Instruction   

By Matthew Glavach, Ph.D.   

There is more to phonics than whole language enthusiasts are willing to accept - There is more to whole language than phonics proponents are willing to accept.


The science of reading is trending in the direction of phonics which is focused on sound-symbol development important to decoding words. This approach to reading includes studying consistent word patterns. Pattern recognition is compatible with current brain science related to reading. It includes practice with isolated word patterns, especially rhyming patterns such as “fun, run, and sun “and sentence structures such "Tad has a tan hat. Whole language puts emphasis on rich oral language experiences (e.g. rhymes, puns, chants etc.), and on the act of reading with its focus on great children’s literature.

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Top Stories of the Week

How States are Trying to Solve the Special Educator Shortage Crisis

Autism Research at the Crossroads

5 ADHD Roadblocks That Undermine Academic Achievement — and How to Help

How Building Bonds in the Classroom Can Motivate Better Teaching

Five Touchstones for Parents Teaching Kids to Read — Starting at Birth

Under the Right Conditions, Can Remote Learning Be an Asset?


Congratulations to

Mariola Papa, Lynne Shields, Margaret Mernah, Tracey Christilles, Karen H. Holmes, Marquia Young, Patsy Ray, Sara Murray, Katrina Snider, Joann Judge, Rebekah Budziszewski, Caroline Capasso, and Lauro Esquilona III who all knew the answer to last week's trivia question:

First innovated in China during the 12th century, these types of eye-wear were not used for vision or for protection. Instead, they were used to obscure the eyes of judges in court so no one could determine their expressions. What were they?


This week's trivia question: Always remembering that correlation does not mean “causation", exposure to this commonly used pain reliever in the womb may increase a child’s risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. Children exposed to higher levels of it in the womb were at almost four times the risk of developing autism and it was linked to almost three times the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when they were tested at around nine-years-old. The results come from a study of 996 births in Boston, MA. What is this commonly used pain reliever?

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by FEBRUARY 6, 2023. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review

New High School Diploma for Indiana Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Missing Mechanism Helps Solve Fragile X Protein Mystery

Support for Universal Pre-K Grows as More States Jump on Board

How to Keep Students Writing in the Age of AI Tools

Hands-On Learning in Early Childhood Development?

Are Relationships the Key to Solving America’s School Absenteeism Crisis?

Gone to the Dogs? Schools Use Therapy Animals to Boost Mental Health, Academics

Well-Meaning Habits that Frustrate People with Disabilities

4 Tips for Finding Budget to Support Student Mental Health

Promising Gene Therapy Delivers Treatment Directly to Brain



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