I believe in a strengths-based approach to working with individuals who are challenged by learning differences including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, and variable processing speed. This page is devoted to collecting some of my favorite resources on these topics. Please feel free to make suggestions for additional resources in the comment box below.
“Neurodiversity” is a strengths-based theory that our brains evolve uniquely based on genetics and environment. Like other forms of human variation, our brains have signature traits that enable us to thrive in particular contexts. Proponents of this theory support the idea that people with cognitive ‘disabilities’ like ADHD, Dyslexia and Autism thrive when their signature ways of thinking and working are valued and contextually supported rather than pushing for efforts to correct and erradicate their brain’s unique way of functioning to make it easier on those around them.