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It’s another quick one! I’m way too deep into other stuff to be able to devote the time I’d like to commit to this newsletter. Although I am retired, I keep picking up side projects. They may jeopardize this one. More about this later.... Usual structure but abbreviated content!
SET grew only a couple of free subscribers. Please continue to spread the word, though. Forward. Tweet. Share. Tell friends and others!
Flashes of the Electrons
SET pals who interacted with the magazine last week:
The Michaels (K. and G.; a couple of wonderfully accomplished speducators!),
Michelle P., &
And a special wave of the electron wand to Jane B., who is taking it easy after recent surgery. Jane, I wish you a swift, easy, and complete recovery!
Thanks to y’all who have followed @speciadedtoday. That’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening with SET. I’ll sometimes push notices to that Twitter account when I post new content; those who follow that account will have advance notice of new content.
This Week’s ToC
Well, I posted only four notes on SET since the last newsletter. Sadly, I slipped a cog last week; I failed to program the newsletter to appear early Monday morning...I had to go back and resend it. Ooops. This week, I hope to make it happen on time. If I do, y’all should find it in your mailboxes about 10 AM GMT [Yes, that is one of those foreign metrics].
EBLI video with David Chalk—What’s it like to have been a non-reader for most of one’s life?
IES-funded researchers recognized—What about Kathleen Lane, Robin Ennis, and Skip McArthur would make them noteworthy?
Hechinger: The cost of independent evaluations—Should testing for reading problems and etc. cost parents $1000s?
ASAT Newletter again!—Want to learn more about evidence-based practices for autism? ?
So, I have a lot to do. There are these activities:
Exceptional Children (watch the journal’s home for the latest and subscribe however you may to support professional organization’s efforts to support disseminate scientific evidence; Bill Therrien and I have at least a dozen really important articles slated to appear in the next 12-18 months;
A talk for Illinois CEC’s celebration of the centenary of the founding of CEC. It honors Elizabeth Farrell, but it has much more to it than that…and I’m very fretful that I’ll fall right splat on my face when delivering it;
International collaborations regarding developmental research using curriculum-based measures (yay, Ana Paula M.!);
To say nothing about our little (I hope, growing) community here.
I’m pretty sure that I used to accomplish more when I was younger. These days, though I enjoy getting out of the house to walk the local trails and streets, chat with neighbors, and see sights like the one in this photo. I took it Saturday on the Rivanna Trail about a few 100 meters from our back yard. .
Now, then, here’re the usual admonitions. I hope that you read and engage in them...I don’t want them to become so common that you ignore them:
Wear your seatbelts: Put them when you get into your car!
COVID: Get vaccinated and boosted, keep safe social distance, wash your hands, and use masks [read YourLocal Epedemiologist!]!
And, please teach your children well.
SET Editor guy
SET should not be confused with a product with the same name that is published by the Council for Exceptional Children. SET predated CEC’s publication by decades. Despite my appreciation for CEC, this product is not designed to promote that organization.