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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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My publisher ASCD has just announced the publication this week of my new book:  Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Achieve Success in School and Life.  Here is the complete press release below.  Spread the word! Thomas Armstrong Presents Strength-Based Model for Teaching Learners with Special Needs in New Book Alexandria,...
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Here’s a post I did for the ASCD Inservice site.  Read it and write a reply to me (thomas@institute4learning.com) about the strengths of some of your neurodiverse students.  The two best responses will win copies of my new book Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Achieve Success in  School...
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We’re headed for a sea change when it comes to neurological disabilities in the workplace.  Up until now, the model most often used has been deficit-oriented:  people with neurological disabilities lack normal functioning; they need extra help in order to become effective employees.  However, a new paradigm is emerging that turns this model on its head.  Now...
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