Nov. 29th Webinar on Neurodiversity in the Classroom
Make to sure attend my free Webinar on Neurodiversity in the Classroom (based on my ASCD book, which is out next month). The time and date: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 - 4 PM EST. To register: http://tinyurl.com/d996qnn.
From the edWeb.net website, here's further information about the Webinar:
This webinar will introduce the concept of neurodiversity as a positive paradigm for helping students with special needs succeed in the classroom. Dr. Armstrong will discuss the importance of using a "diversity" paradigm based on strengths, rather than a "disability" paradigm based on weaknesses, in working with these children.
Thomas also will discuss the origins of the term neurodiversity, and he will present an ecological intervention model that explores the use of "positive niche construction" as a practical framework for creating favorable environments where students with special needs can flourish in the classroom. All seven basic components of positive niche construction will be outlined: strengths awareness (with highlights of research findings on the strengths of individuals with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other special needs), positive role models, innovative technologies, strength-based learning strategies, enhanced human resource networks, affirmative career aspirations, and positive environmental modifications.
Hope to see you there!