ISBN 9780738215242,The Power Of Neurodiversity

The Power Of Neurodiversity

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Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9780738215242

ISBN-10 0738215244


Number of Pages 274 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

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.? 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: