Power of Neurodiversity Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain

ISBN-10: 0738215244
ISBN-13: 9780738215242
Edition: N/A
Authors: Thomas Armstrong
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Description: ADHD. dyslexia. autism. the number of illness categories listed by the American Psychiatric Association has tripled in the last fifty years. With so many people affected, it is time to revisit our perceptions on this "culture of disabilities."  More...

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List price: $16.99
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

ADHD. dyslexia. autism. the number of illness categories listed by the American Psychiatric Association has tripled in the last fifty years. With so many people affected, it is time to revisit our perceptions on this "culture of disabilities." Bestselling author, psychologist, and educator Thomas Armstrong illuminates a new understanding of neuropsychological disorders. He argues that if they are a part of the natural diversity of the human brain, they cannot simply be defined as illnesses. Armstrong explores the evolutionary advantages, special skills, and other positive dimensions of these conditions. A manifesto as well as a keenly intelligent look at "disability," The Power of Neurodiversityis a must for parents, teachers, and anyone who is "differently brained."

Foreword to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Neurodiversity: A Concept Whose Time Has Come
the Joy of the Hyperactive Brain
The Positive Side of Being Autistic
A Different Kind of Learner
The Gift of Mood
The Advantages of Anxiety
The Rainbow of Intelligences
Thinking in a Different Key
Neurodiversity in the Classroom
The Future of Neurodiversity
Resources
Notes
Index

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