Week in Review - February 9, 2024

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February 9, 2024   |  Vol 20 Issue #6

NASET Member!

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 Treatment of Disabilities and Disorders for Students Receiving Special Education and Related Services

Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Overview of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder (formerly called manic-depressive illness or manic depression) is a mental illness that causes unusual shifts in a person’s mood, energy, activity levels, and concentration. These shifts can make it difficult to carry out day-to-day tasks.

There are three types of bipolar disorder. All three types involve clear changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. These moods range from periods of extremely “up,” elated, irritable, or energized behavior (known as manic episodes) to very “down,” sad, indifferent, or hopeless periods (known as depressive episodes). Less severe manic periods are known as hypomanic episodes.

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Top Stories of the Week

Boys and Men with Autism Camouflage, Too

State-Level Accessibility of Head Start Data Across the United States

How Classroom Technology Has Changed the Parent-Teacher Relationship

Vocational Training Programs for Students with Special Needs Teach Work, Life Skills

New Biomarker Measures Infant Stress and Development Risks

New Pilot Program Aims to Guarantee Seats for Students with Special Needs

Using Neuroimaging, Researchers Confirm Cumulative, Brain-Wide Effects of ADHD

Before Starting a New Disability Venture, Ask Yourself These Questions

Teaching Students How to Make Movies to Document Their Learning

Learning Survey - Earn up $45 in Amazon Gift Cards

Dear Special Education Teachers:

We are developing a social and emotional learning survey, specifically designed to assess students with learning disabilities - and we would be grateful for your help.

To participate, you will respond to questions that measure the social and emotional learning of up to three of your students with learning disabilities. We will not be collecting information that would identify your school or your students.

For each student that you assess, you will earn a $15 Amazon gift card. Each assessment should take approximately 15 minutes. You can evaluate up to three students, which would result in a $45 Amazon gift card - this should take approximately 45 minutes.

You may select ‘skip question’ for any survey item.

Here is the link for the survey: SURVEY LINK

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Amber DeBono at adebono@winstonprep.edu


Courtney Thieberger, Debbie Alford, Tricia Pagliuca Johnson, Amanda Skeen, Joanna Blau, Rebekah Budziszews, Sandi Juntunen, Karen Frantz-Fry, Helena Fields, Kelly Duenckel, Sonia Torres, and Lauro Esquilona III who all knew the answer to last 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?


This week's trivia question: 

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, currently, there are at least 36,000 vacant teaching positions along with at least 163,000 positions being held by underqualified teachers, both of which are conservative estimates of the extent of teacher shortages nationally. However you look at it, most states are experiencing some kind of teacher shortage. When you look at specific needs, the shortage of a specific type of educator is the greatest, with a documented shortage of them in 44 of 50 states. Further data reveals that qualified educators in this field have been a challenge for schools since at least 1975. What is the greatest need in terms of hiring a specific type of teacher in the United States in schools at this time (or simply put, what type of teacher is in the highest demand for need in schools today?)

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by February 12th, 2024. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review


?Could Treatment-Resistant ADHD Be a Matter of Personality?

For Arizona Students with Special Needs, Graduating High School isn’t Always a Good Thing

How People with Disabilities Make a Positive Impact in the Workplace

Oklahoma Sent Bonuses to Elementary and Special Education Teachers of Up to $50,000. Then it Asked for Them Back

Inside California’s Free Digital Health Platforms Supporting Child Mental Health

Physical Activity Offers Mental Health Boost for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Latest Job Listings on NASET

* Special Education Teacher - The Paterson Public School district’s mission is to prepare each student for success at the college/university of their choosing. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher - Provide special education students with learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to student ability levels. Work in self-contained, team, departmental, or itinerant capacity as assigned. To learn more- Click here

* 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

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

Dr. Seuss

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