Today I did a 40 minute interview with Larry Jacobs of Education Talk Radio via Blogtalk Radio on the topic of my new ASCD book Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Succeed in School and Life.  We covered many topics, but in particular addressed the concerns of teachers in regular classrooms who are confronted with the need to include students with special needs ”on top of” everything else they are required to do as educators.  In the interview, I suggested that my book helps teachers with this in two ways:  1) it provides them with lots of practical tips, strategies, approaches, and tools they can use to meet the needs of these kids, and 2) it offers a radically new way of looking at students with special needs, so that they’re not seen as ”burdens” or ”extra work” but rather as assets that can bring something positive into the classroom.

To listen to the interview in its entirety, click here.

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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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