Week in Review - January 5, 2024

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January 5, 2024   |  Vol 20 Issue #1

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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!


January, 2024

NASET Special Educator e Journal

Table of Contents

  • Special Education Legal Alert. By Perry A. Zirkel
  • U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights Releases New Civil Rights Data on Students’ Access to Educational Opportunities During the Pandemic
  • The Use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Among Students with Disabilities in the School, Home, and Community. By Florencia Pecorari
  • Exploration of how COVID-19 has Affected Education. By Lindsay N. Palavecino
  • Visual Schedules for Students with Disabilities in Collaboration with Parents: A Literature Review. By Lournellie Vega Rullán
  • Book Review: Deliberate Calm: How to Learn and Lead in a Volatile World. By Carolyn M. Sweeney
  • Book Review: Eight Paths to Leadership: A Guide for Special Educators. By Melanie Tempest

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Top Stories of the Week

Key School Staffing Solution Themes that Emerged in 2023

AI Glasses: A New Era of Independence for Individuals with Visual Impairments

Exposure to Anesthesia During Labor is Not Linked to Autism Risk

ADHD Raises Risk for Several Mental Health Issues, Study Concludes

Two-Year Autism Risk Screening and 3-Year Developmental Outcomes in Very Preterm Infants

Teacher Attrition Holds Fairly Steady, NCES Data Shows

For WA Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Programs Beyond High School are Scarce

This Program Will Help RI Families with Students with Special-Needs. Here's What to Know.


Congratulations to:

Carmela Raisch, Lauro Esqulinoa III, Cindi Maurice, Sandra Juntunen, Patsy Ray, Karen Frantz-Fry, Rebekah Budziszews, and Joanna Blau who all knew the answer to last week's trivia question:

A recent study has uncovered significant findings regarding the relationship between this disorder and hoarding disorder. The study, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, found that individuals with this disorder have a markedly higher prevalence of hoarding symptoms compared to those with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Traditionally considered a subtype of OCD, hoarding disorder is characterized by an ongoing difficulty in discarding possessions, regardless of their actual value, leading to cluttered and unmanageable living spaces. While hoarding disorder is an under-diagnosed disorder in the general population, many patients with this other disorder complain about their hoarding symptoms. What is the disorder correlated with hoarding disorder?


This 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?

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by January 8th, 2024. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review


Texas Health Program Offers Hands-On Training for Students with Disabilities

Student Absences for Mental Health Would be Excused under Michigan Bill

Alarming 300% Surge – ADHD Medication Errors Skyrocket in U.S. Kids

Detroit Special Education Teacher Goes Above & Beyond for All Students at Her School

Philadelphia is the Country’s First ‘Sensory-Inclusive City.’ What Does That Mean for People with Other Disabilities?

'It Will Be an Inclusive Setting': Buffalo State & Summit Center Creating Inclusive Preschool


Latest Job Listings on NASET

* 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

* Special Education Teachers - Successful candidate must be able to plan, organize, and implement an appropriate instructional program in an environment that prepares students for lives as informed and engaged citizens in a global society. To learn more- Click here

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.

Mark Twain

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