Week in Review - January 20, 2023


January 20, 2023   |  Vol 19 Issue #3

Hi NASET News,!

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 LD Report
Evidence Based Practice Research: Elkonin Boxes

This issue of NASET’s LD Report was written by Samantha Ashley Forrest from Florida Memorial University. From the science of reading, we learned that human brains are wired with learning to know how to express their thought process through speech, not by reading the written word. Language is a complex and dynamic system of symbols used in various modes of thought and communication (Kamhi & Catts, 2012). Language is broken into phonology, semantics, morphonology, syntax, and pragmatics through the spoken express part of the language. As we progress and attend education institutes starting from prekindergarten to as far as graduate level classes, we begin using the written language known as reading to reinforce the skills taught by using auditory (speech) and visual (print) input to content the materials we learn to hopefully become better human beings that can lead to a better job and learning opportunities (Kamhi & Catts, 2012). One of the evidenced-based practices for phonemic awareness to assist with word recognition is Elkonin boxes, also known as letter and sound boxes. This issue of NASET’s LD Report will focus on evidence based research: Elkonin Boxes.

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Top Stories of the Week

Developmental Disorders Tied to More Allergic Disease

Why Businesses Must Stop Disregarding People with Disabilities

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences Increases Visits to Behavioral Health Services

What Happened When a South Carolina City Embraced Career Education for All its Students

After the Uvalde Shooting, One Texas School District Increases Focus on Mental Health

Risk of Autism Associated with When and Where Forebears Lived

How Wearable, Trackable Tech Makes Driving Safer for Teens with ADHD

Adderall Shortages Impacting Supply of Other ADHD Medication


This week's trivia question: In 1812, this famous and well-known individual in the field of visual impairments was blinded at the age of three in an accident that occurred while he was playing with tools in his father’s harness shop. A tool slipped and plunged into his right eye. No medical knowledge could save his eyesight at that time. His left eye became inflamed, apparently due to subsequent sympathetic ophthalmia, and he eventually lost the sight in that eye. At the age of five, he was completely blind. Who is this person?

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by January 23, 2023. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review

Governor Announces Plan to Fully Fund Kansas Special Education for the First Time in Years

LA Parents, Advocates Blast Uneven Recovery Plan for Students with Disabilities

‘It’s About … Hope’: Albuquerque Sign Language Academy Unveils New Campus Design

Could a Single Strand of Hair One Day Predict if a Child has Autism?

Law Removing Harmful Language on Mental Health, Disabilities Praised by Advocates

New Jersey Governor Signs K-12 Information Literacy Curriculum Requirement

Panel: Trauma of Preschool Suspensions, Expulsions is Long-Lasting



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Roy T. Bennet

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