Week in Review - January 12, 2024

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January 12, 2024   |  Vol 20 Issue #2

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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 Classroom Management Series

Exploring Educational and Behavioral Outcomes for Children with Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD)


By Alexis Ahumada 

This issue of NASET’s Classroom Management Series was written by Alexis Ahumada. Research has shown that students with emotional-behavioral disorder (EBD) are at risk for having more long-term negative outcomes than their peers. The purpose of this review was to examine how to mitigate the negative outcomes of students with EBD. The criteria for the papers included in this review were: (a) studies published within the past ten years; (b) studies investigating the short- and long-term outcomes of students with EBD; and (c) studies exploring interventions to aid students with EBD to improve academic and behavioral outcomes. The results of this review showed that there were protective strategies which could mitigate against short- and long-term negative outcomes: (a) improving executive functioning skills; (b) creating positive classroom environments; (c) teaching social-emotional learning skills; (d) goal setting; and (e) self- regulation techniques. The implications of this review are that implementing protective strategies can be effective at improving the outcomes of students with EBD.

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Top Stories of the Week

States, Districts Clarify Special Education Rules for Informal Removals

Brain Space Abnormalities Tied to Autism Risk and Sleep Problems in Infants

Special Education Teachers Need More Mental Health Initiatives

These Programs Make College Possible for Students with Developmental Disabilities

New State Law Aims to Improve Interactions Between Law Enforcement and People with Developmental or Psychological Disabilities

Eating Disorders in Autism: A Complex Connection

Breastfeeding Alters Infant Gut in Ways that Boost Brain Development, May Improve Test Scores

Exploring the Link Between Early Life Stress and Maladaptive Behavior


Congratulations to

Carmela Raisch, Cindi Maurice, Joanne P. Judge, Patsy Ray, Karen Frantz-Fry, Lauro Esquilona III, Bonnie Iannaccone, Debbie Alford, Katrina Snider, and Nicole Greene who all knew the answer to last week's trivia question:

At the back of the eye, the retina and the optic nerve connect at the optic disc. An extension of the central nervous system, the structure is a window into the brain and researchers have started capitalizing on their ability to easily and non-invasively access this body part to obtain important brain-related information. Researchers from Yonsei University College of Medicine in South Korea have developed a method of diagnosing this disorder and symptom severity in children using retinal images screened by an AI algorithm. The researchers took photographs of children’s retinas and screened them using a deep learning AI algorithm to diagnose this disorder with 100% accuracy. The findings support using AI as an objective screening tool for early diagnosis of this disorder. What is the disorder?


This week's trivia question: 

Recently, this city in the United States has been named the first sensory-inclusive city in the country. The city is the first to receive a Sensory Inclusive Certification from KultureCity, a nonprofit focused on sensory accessibility nationwide. The Alabama-based organization provides the certification, along with training and resources, upon receiving applications. Also, this city has the highest rate of disability among the top large U.S. cities at nearly 17%, and this includes those with sensory-based disabilities. In addition to the city, all of this city’s professional sports teams are certified as sensory-inclusive teams and venues. What is the U.S. city that has been named the first sensory-inclusive city in the country?

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by January 16th, 2024. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review


Managing Care for Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How AI helps Some People with Disabilities Communicate

The Traffic Lights of Teacher Collaboration

Could Reimagining Teaching Help Teachers Love Their Jobs More? Here’s How

Social Jetlag is Associated with Worse Cognitive Performance in Children with ADHD

Opinion: Public Universities Should Embrace Students with Intellectual Disabilities — Now

Reading Aloud to Students Shouldn’t Get Lost in Shift to ‘Science of Reading,’ Teachers Say


Latest Job Listings on NASET

* Head of School - Gesher Yehuda seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the role of Head of School (HOS). This is a new position designed to work closely with the Board President and current Principal, overseeing and supporting the Administration and Business Manager. 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

* SY23-24 High School Special Education Math Teacher - Working alongside general classroom teachers and in coordination with related service providers, Special Education Teachers serve as case managers, assess and monitor students' progress, design and update IEPs, and collaborate with parents and other school staff to track students' progress. 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

* Early Education Special Educator - Seeking applicants for determination of pilot program for pre-verbal/nonverbal children with cortical visual impairment outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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

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Peter F. Drucker

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