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Calling all educators!  Want to create an atmosphere in your school or classroom that is based upon the positive attributes of all your students?  Want to meet the needs of kids with special needs by creating IEPs and learning strategies that are based on their strengths?  Then watch this free webinar sponsored by ASCD that...
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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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I’ll be doing a free webinar on strength-based strategies for students with special needs tomorrow, January 29, 2013 at 3 pm EST.  It is being sponsored by ASCD, and thus far has over 300 participants signed up.  Here is the write-up from the gotomeeting.com site: ”This presentation will introduce the emerging concept of neurodiversity as...
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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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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...
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