Week in Review - March 15, 2024

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March 15, 2024   |  Vol 20 Issue #11

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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

The Impact of TBI on Behavioral and Academic Performances: Evidence-Based Behavioral and Instructional Interventions for Students


By Carolyn M. Sweeney, Lydia K. Mallah, and Jacquelyn Moultrie


This issue of NASET’s Classroom Management series was written by Carolyn M. Sweeney, Lydia K. Mallah, and Jacquelyn Moultrie. Providing behavioral and instructional interventions is cardinal for the success of students with traumatic brain injury in school. Traumatic brain injury happens by accident, which affects a child or adult who may be involved in executive function skills, leading to challenging behavior. Teachers should be cognizant of the negative impact of traumatic brain injury on students’ social skills, communication skills, academic skills, and other health-related problems to provide the appropriate behavioral interventions and evidence-based instructional interventions for the success of those children. This paper describes traumatic brain injury causes and statistical data, academic and behavioral impact, and evidence-based instructional and behavioral interventions that can be used to support students with traumatic brain injury. The paper also recommended areas of further research.

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Top Stories of the Week

How a Culture of Caring Is Helping These Schools Improve Student Mental Health

How One School Scaled up Science of Reading Professional Development

Head Start Funding Not Keeping Pace with Rising Child Poverty Rates

Navigating the Fine Line: ADHD Diagnosis Among the Youngest in Class

Washington State Likely to Give Public School Districts More Money for Special Education

New Rules Proposed to Protect Airline Passengers with Disabilities

How a Pa. Prison is Finding Solutions to the Unique Challenges Prisoners with Developmental Disabilities Face

Why Suicide Is All Too Common Among Adults with Autism


Congratulations to

Lane Mueller, Patsy Ray, Amanda Skeen, Karl Anuskowitz, Tracey Christilles, Lauro Esquilona III, Karen Frantz-Fry, Kelly L. Duenckel, Ellen Kay, and Cindi Maurice who all knew the answer to last week's trivia question:

In 2022, 14% of high school students and 3% of middle school students reported doing this very concerning and health-risk behavior, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is part of a growing trend of adolescents and young adults increasingly doing this. According to the latest research, a greater share of adolescents and young adults with cognitive disabilities engaged in past-month behavior doing this (14.2%) compared to those without a disability (9.6%). The study also found that major depressive episodes (MDEs) are associated with this behavior in adolescent and young adult populations. These findings reveal that adolescents and young adults who experience MDEs or have cognitive disabilities are at higher risk of doing this behavior. What is this very concerning and health-risk behavior? 

Answer: VAPING

This week's trivia question: 

?EarliTec Diagnostics, a digital health company making earlier identification for this disorder accessible to children everywhere, received FDA clearance for the EarliPoint Evaluation, an objective measurement tool to assist clinicians in diagnosing and assessing this disorder in children ages 16-30 months. EarliPoint tracks a child’s eye movements while they watch other kids socialize. Because EarliPoint is a test that takes 15 minutes — unlike older diagnostics that can take an hour or more — it can weed out the long wait for families who are trying to get evaluated. The EarliPoint Evaluation tool measures children’s looking behavior to provide clinicians with objective measurements of each child’s strengths and vulnerabilities. What is the disorder that the EarliPoint Evaluation seeks to diagnose in young children?

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by March 18th, 2024. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review


How Do Equitable Grading Practices Affect Expectations?

Early-Life Exposure to Airborne Lead Linked to Lower Cognitive Function

Groundbreaking Study Links Gene to Learning and Memory Deficits in Down Syndrome

Early Words Shape Future Brain: Genetic Link Between ADHD and Language

Getting Students to Read Digital Texts More Deeply

Colorado Bill Would Limit the Use of Shortened School Days for Students with Disabilities

Unexpected Literacy Skills in Nonverbal Autism

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