The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain

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  • Copyright: 2011-10-04
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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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."

Author Biography

Thomas Amstrong is an award-winning author and speaker who has written fourteen books, including 7 kinds od smart and multiple Intelligences in the classroom. Dr.,Amstrong has also written for many perios cals, including Parenting. Ladies Home Journal and Family Circle and has appeared on Today, CNN, and the BBC. He lives in Northern California.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Paperback Editionp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Neurodiversity: A Concept Whose Time Has Comep. 1
the Joy of the Hyperactive Brainp. 27
The Positive Side of Being Autisticp. 53
A Different Kind of Learnerp. 75
The Gift of Moodp. 95
The Advantages of Anxietyp. 115
The Rainbow of Intelligencesp. 137
Thinking in a Different Keyp. 159
Neurodiversity in the Classroomp. 181
The Future of Neurodiversityp. 203
Resourcesp. 221
Notesp. 235
Indexp. 257
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