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Neurodiversity vs Special Ed?

In terms of the services offered by a neurodiversity program as opposed to a special ed program,John Elder Robison says there’s not much difference. People on the spectrum “are part of a variant of humanity that has been with us forever… if you see it that way, rather than seeing a kid or young person […]

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Monotasking

I think human beings have had to multitask for a long time. Our ancestors might have said “That looks like good fruit in the tree and what’s that furry thing over there?”. Attention to multiple things in our surroundings kept some of us alive. The DNA of those monotaskers did not get passed on for long. But while our evolutionary history may […]

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Are parents on their devices influencing their young child?

When I see parents with young children on their digital devices I worry about the lack of attention to their kids. And then I wonder if I’m just an old fogey not accepting new realities. Just like my mother who said “who needs colour TV, black-and-white looks just fine to me”. But this article has some research that confirms […]