Week in Review - March 8, 2024

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March 8, 2024   |  Vol 20 Issue #10

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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 IEP Components Series

The Ying and the Yang of Compensatory Services for Students with IEPs


By Dr. Nasser A. Cortez

University of Southern California Rossier School of Education

This issue of NASET’s IEP Components Series was written by Dr. Nasser A. Cortez from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. A consequence of the pandemic is an increase in compensatory services for children with disabilities. Much of the discussion in schools and districts is on helping students recover from learning loss due to challenges encountered during the pandemic, including distance learning and ineffective implementation of individual education plans (IEPs). Having some experience with providing compensatory services (e.g., specialized academic instruction) to K-12 students with disabilities, the author will share what has been learned, along with recommendations for future practice.

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Top Stories of the Week

What Students with Physical Disabilities Should Look for in a College

ADHD Linked with Proclivity to Explore: Research Suggests it May Have Helped Early Hunter–Gatherer Groups

College Students with Intellectual Disabilities Would Get Full Scholarships if Oklahoma Bills Pass

Understanding the Relationship between Borderline Personality Disorder and ADHD

Device Uses Eye-Tracking Technology to Help Identify if Child is on Autism Spectrum

Facing Special Education Aide and Teacher Shortages, W. Va. House Committee Advances Pay Raise Bill

Multilingual Teachers in Short Supply as Newcomer Needs Grow

People with Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities Experience HIV Disparities

Eczema and Learning Disabilities in Children: What’s the Connection?


Congratulations to

Rebekah Budziszews, Amanda Skeen, Joann P. Judge, Natasha Skinner, Kelly L. Duenckel, Patsy Ray, Karen Frantz-Fry, Cheryl S. Mitchell, Ellen Kay, Wanda J. Routier, Carrie Ferguson, Lauro Esquilona III, Brandey Crawford, Lane Mueller, and Cindi Maurice who all knew the answer to last week's trivia question:

In a large study of more than 7,000 children, researchers found one to four hours of this per day at age one was linked to delays in communication, fine motor skills, problem-solving and personal and social skills at 2 years old. Accordingly, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies younger than 18 months get none of this and that by ages 2 to 3, kids should only get up to an hour a day of it. What is it?


This 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?

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by March 11th, 2024. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review


How Can Conflict Resolution be Embedded in Classrooms?

What do Superintendents Need to Know about Artificial Intelligence?

State Education Leaders Detail Successes and Struggles of Expanding Science of Reading

How Washington Lawmakers are Looking to Improve K-12 Special Education

Hertz Being Sued for Allegedly Discriminating Against Drivers with Disabilities 

Federal Discrimination Complaints Continued Upswing in 2023 with No Signs of Slowing

Embracing the Inclusion of Physical Activity for Individuals with Autism

Latest Job Listings on NASET

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We must have perseverance, and above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.

Marie Curie

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