The American Institute for Learning and Human Development has just produced five short videos that take up the concept of neurodiversity (the idea that disabilities should be regarded instead as diversities), and apply it to the following diagnoses:  learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders.  In each video, the executive director of the Institute, Dr. Thomas Armstrong, shares practical strategies that educators and parents can use to help kids with special needs succeed in school and life.  These strategies include assistive technologies, positive role models, affirmative career aspirations, innovative learning approaches, and enriched human resources.   To watch these videos, go to Thomas Armstrong’s channel on You Tube, or click on one or more of these links:

Video 1:  Neurodiversity and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders:  Strategies and Tools

Video 2: Neurodiversity and Intellectual Disabilities:  Strategies and Tools

Video 3: Neurodiversity and Autism Spectrum Disorder:  Strategies and Tools

Video 4: Neurodiversity and ADD/ADHD:  Strategies and Tools

Video 5: Neurodiversity and Learning Disabilities:  Strategies and Tools

The Institute plans several more videos in the weeks to come that will explore different aspects of neurodiversity as it applies to the K-12 classroom.   Happy viewing!

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I am the author of 16 books including my latest: The Myth of the ADHD Child: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child's Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion (Tarcher-Perigee).

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