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Learning Disabilties
I recently did an interview on my book The Power of Neurodiversity, with Dr. Nelly Nguyen, founder of Applied Life, ”a network of coaches, scientists, educators, business consultants, and above all diverse human beings who think outside the box and embrace curiosity, diversity, and inclusiveness.”  During the interview, we touched on many different topics related...
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I was working on my Word Press website the other day and I wanted to paste in a complex object (I forget what it was), but was uncertain about how to proceed.  I knew the code for the object, and I clicked over to the ”text” version of the page where all the coding resides,...
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What is neurodiversity?  Is anybody really normal?  How can we address the strengths of those who’ve been labeled as ADHD, dyslexia, autism, bipolar, or schizophrenic?  Those are some of the questions that are addressed in a new Canadian Broadcasting Company Radio One program entitled: ”The Myth of Normal” which aired Part 1 on April 29,...
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Six-year-old Timothy likes to stand up and walk around while eating his dinner.  He plays basketball or hockey while watching TV.  When reading with his mother, he moves the book up and down, swings his legs back and forth, and makes it hard for her to focus on the words that they’re reading together. Nine-year-old Caleb...
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First, my complaint:  I don’t like the direction that reading instruction has taken in this country, moving as it has toward lock-step teaching of phonemic awareness, incessant teaching of reading comprehension ”skills” (e.g. finding the main idea, making inferences etc.), and ”close reading” strategies (where the child is restricted to just what is in the...
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