This is video #9 in my 10-video series Introduction to Neurodiversity, based on a course I taught at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education. In this video I highlight the gifts, talents, and abilities of individuals who have social and emotional disorders such as OCD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. These positive traits include creativity and artistic expression, high energy, unique perceptions, and adaptive heedful traits. The video also offers several practical strategies for building a nurturing environment, including using positive role models, implementing appropriate apps, enhancing social connections, designing environmental modifications, utilizing strength-based learning strategies, and envisioning careers that make use of an individual’s talents and abilities.
For more information about neurodiversity, see my books The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain, and Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Succeed in School and Life.
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