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Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Succeed in School and Life

Author: Thomas Armstrong

Availability: In Stock

Code: 113017

ISBN: 9781743307748

No of Pages: 188

Publish date: 07/06/2013

Price: $27.95

Description

A new concept on human diversity has emerged over the past 10 years that promises to revolutionise the way educators provide services to students with specials needs: neurodiversity. Just as we celebrate diversity in nature and cultures, so too do we need to honour the diversity of brains among our students who learn, think and behave differently. In Neurodiversity in the Classroom, best-selling author Thomas Armstrong argues that we should embrace the strengths of such neurodiverse students to help them and their neurotypical peers thrive in school and beyond.


This innovative book focuses on five categories of specials needs: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioural disorders. For each category, Armstrong provides and in-depth discussion of: 










  • The positive attributes associated with that category,

  • Acclaimed neurodiverse adults who have excelled in their chosen field,

  • Computer programs and applications that allow students with special needs to overcome obstacles and achieve success,

  • Innovative teaching strategies that are tailored to each student’s unique strengths,

  • Future Career paths for which student’s particular gifts might be a good fit,

  • Rich networks of human resources both inside and outside of school that educators can draw upon to support the social and emotional lives of neurodiverse students, and

  • Modifications in the school environment that allow for seamless inclusion of neurodiverse students in the regular classroom.


 

This practical and thought-provoking book will inspire teachers and administrators everywhere to make sure that all students with special needs get the support and strength-based instruction they deserve.