The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain (published in hardcover as Neurodiversity)

The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain (published in hardcover as Neurodiversity)

by Thomas Armstrong PhD

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Overview

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 Neurodiversity is a must for parents, teachers, and anyone who is “differently brained.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738215242
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 500,147
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Thomas Armstrong, PhD, is an award-winning author and speaker and a leading expert on learning and human development. He lives in Northern California. Visit: ThomasArmstrong.com

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Neurodiversity: A Concept Whose Time Has Come 1

2 The Joy of the Hyperactive Brain 27

3 The Positive Side of Being Autistic 53

4 A Different Kind of Learner 75

5 The Gift of Mood 95

6 The Advantages of Anxiety 115

7 The Rainbow of Intelligences 137

8 Thinking in a Different Key 159

9 Neurodiversity in the Classroom 181

10 The Future of Neurodiversity 203

Resources 221

Notes 235

Index 257

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