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Educator and media critic Neil Postman once remarked that:  ”children enter school as question marks and leave school as periods.”  In other words, kindergarteners and first graders are full of enthusiasm, raise their hands high when asked a question, and respond favorably to new learning activities, but by high school, the zip is gone and...
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If you have a student who’s been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably notice that they get bored with routine more easily than other kids.  In fact, I’m surprised that this dislike of boredom is not written into the diagnostic criteria for these kids.  But what I want to talk to you...
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Last month, I attended a safari/conference at Kruger National Park, South Africa.  The conference was sponsored and co-directed by my wife Barbara Turner and her colleague Celia van Wyk from Johannesburg, and was held at the Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp inside Kruger Park.  The focus of the conference was on sandplay psychotherapy, and the attendees were...
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On September 28, 2013 I was a featured speaker at the Rise and Shine Expo held at the Suntec Convention Center in the Republic of Singapore.  This was an early childhood expo for parents billed as ”the premier expo to raise healthy and happy kids” featuring over 100 workshops and classes on all aspects of parenting, including pregnancy,...
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This week, a new daily online publication has appeared that promises to be a magnificent porthole into the wide world of neurodiversity, autism, creativity, and the arts.  The Art of Autism online newsletter officially launched on September 10, 2013, and immediately received a ”shout-out” on Twitter from the person that I consider the ”godfather of neurodiversity,”...
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