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This is part 8 of my 12-part video series based on my book The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students. In this video, I describe the importance of emotions in the life of teenagers, and the need not to ignore or suppress it in secondary school, as too...
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Part 7 of my 12-part video series based on my book The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students is now on this blog (press play button above) or available for viewing on You Tube.  A copy of the transcript of the video is provided below: ‘’Hi, I’m Dr. Thomas...
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This excerpt from my book The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain (published in hardcover as Neurodiversity), appeared in Ode Magazine. People with conditions like ADHD, dyslexia and mood disorders are routinely labeled “disabled”. But differences among brains are as enriching—and essential—as differences among plants and animals. Welcome to the...
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I’ve been reading a number of blogs that have been critical of the neurodiversity movement.  Generally, they’ve characterized neurodiversity as saying “we don’t want a cure; we don’t want research; we just want to be left alone in our differentness.”  I suspect that only a small minority of neurodiversity activists take this position.  I certainly don’t.  In...
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