By: Thomas Armstrong
Neurodiversity in the classroom: Strength-based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Succeed in School and Life takes a different approach than many books about students with special needs. Author Thomas Armstrong takes a look at several different disabilities, including ADHD, Autism, and children with emotional and behavior disorders, just to name a few. Armstrong highlighs the strengths of people with those disabilities and provides examples that compare and contrast both negative and positive niches and the impact of those environments on the student. When looking at the child’s disability with a focus on the child’s strengths and then providing a positive niche, students are more likely to succeed in the classroom and in life. I recommend anyone working with children with special needs to read this book and see how the impact of focusing on the child’s strength rather than the deficits brought on by the disability can make a big difference in the lives of children.
Reviewed By: Bridget MeisTags: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Inclusion/Special Needs