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Dr. Armstrong writes and speaks on five key topics:

Neurodiversity
Over the past 10 years, the concept of neurodiversity has emerged from the disability community to become a major force in the understanding of individuals with brain differences, including those with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and intellectual disabilities. Just as we speak of the benefits of biodiversity and cultural diversity, so too, we need to appreciate the strengths of those with mental health labels.  Dr. Armstrong is one of the key voices currently articulating a neurodiversity perspective on human growth and learning. Learn More...
Multiple Intelligences
Harvard professor Howard Gardner has suggested that the idea of a single intelligence, or “I.Q.” is far too limited, and that eight different intelligences need to be considered in any accounting of an individual’s full potential.  Dr. Armstrong has been the leading figure in the world in translating Gardner’s theory into practical applications for children, parents, teachers, and adult learners. Learn More...
Awakening Natural Genius
Every child comes into life as a genius, full of creativity, wonder, playfulness, and wisdom.  Dr. Armstrong has been a major advocate for the child as a natural genius, and in his books and speaking engagements has articulated twelve qualities of genius, three factors that shut the genius down, and five ways to reawaken the genius in both children and adults. Learn More...
Miseducation in America
The push for higher academic achievement as measured on standardized tests has created a crisis in education where teachers are forced to cheat to boost test scores, stressed-out students take performance drugs to study harder, and policy makers narrow the curriculum to emphasize reading, math, and science to the detriment of the arts, history, social science, physical education, and vocational training.  Dr. Armstrong is a strong critic of these trends and seeks to change the educational discourse by arguing for the development of the whole child and a focus on key developmental goals for early childhood education, elementary school, middle school, and high school. Learn More...
Non-Drug Alternatives for ADHD
ADD/ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Armstrong has been a vocal critic of this medical diagnosis, believing that other factors including developmental, educational, and creative factors need to be taken into account before a diagnosis is made. He proposes fifty non-drug strategies to improve behavior and attention span, to be used in addition to, or instead of, traditional medical interventions. Learn More...
The Stages of Life
Each of us is on a unique journey through life that encompasses many significant crossroads and pathways.  In his book The Human Odyssey, Dr. Armstrong synthesizes a wide range of material from anthropology, sociology, psychology, literature, religion, and brain research to articulate a model of human development that encompasses twelve different stages, each with its own unique gift to humanity.  In The Best Schools, he applies many of these insights to education. Learn More...

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