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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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On November 29, 2012, I did a free webinar for edWeb.net, a professional social network for the education community.  The topic was Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Emphasizing Strengths in Students with Special Needs.  It was based on my forthcoming book (out December 13, 2012), entitled:  Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with...
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I’ve just completed a 13 minute video (available on You Tube) that describes my new book:  Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Achieve Success in School and Life.  In the video I explain the concept “neurodiversity,” describe my idea of ”positive niche construction” (which is essentially, creating a favorable...
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The October, 2012 issue of Educational Leadership, the flagship journal of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), in an issue dedicated to “Students Who Challenge Us,” features my article “First, Discover Their Strengths,” which highlights many of the ideas discussed in my forthcoming book Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs...
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I was just reading an article on the website “Disability Scoop” about inclusion of kids with intellectual disabilities in Connecticut’s public schools.  Connecticut ranks second in the country in terms of the percentage of intellectually disabled kids mainstreamed in regular classrooms.  So one might view the state’s efforts as exemplary.  However, the article indicates that many of these students sit...
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