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I’m seriously concerned that the schools aren’t doing enough (change that:  aren’t doing anything!) to prepare students on the autism spectrum for a range of careers that are beginning to open up for them in the workplace.  So much of recent educational ”reform” has been about preparing our students to be college and career-ready.  If this...
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The rapid pace of new educational technologies has made it so that students with special needs can accomplish many things that were difficult or even impossible for them only a few years ago. The following list contains some of the best apps I’ve seen for kids with neurodiversities in communication, reading, sociability, attention, and behavior. Dragon...
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I just found out about a wonderful new technological learning tool that can allow students with dyslexia who work really well in a hands-on three-dimensional format to learn effective word-attack, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills.  It’s called Tiblo, and it’s a collection of interlocking flat blocks that can be connected in a variety of ways. ...
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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...
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A new free online book includes a chapter that I wrote on neurodiversity.  The book is entitled:  Creating an Appropriate 21st Century Education, and consists of 20 essays contributed by educators from a wide range of fields (the book was edited by Robert Sylwester, and David Moursund, both professors at the University of Oregon).  My chapter is entitled:  ”Neurodiversity:  More...
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