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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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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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