1. Thomas Armstrong, Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Brain Differences (Cambridge, MA: De Capo Press, 2010).
3. ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list issued by the World Health Organization (WHO); DSM-V is the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a classification and diagnostic tool published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA); IDEA is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a four-part piece of American legislation that ensures that students with a disability are provided with free appropriate public education (FAPE) that is tailored to their individual needs; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is federal legislation that guarantees certain rights to people with disabilities. It was the first U.S. federal civil rights protection for people with disabilities; it helped pave the way for the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
4. An education framework based on research in the learning sciences.
5. Richard K. Wagner, Joseph K. Torgesen, and Carol Rashotte, Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP) (Austin, TX: PRO-ED, 1999); Richard K. Wagner, Joseph K. Torgesen, and Carol Rashotte, “Development of Reading-Related Phonological Processing Abilities: New Evidence of Bidirectional Causality From a Latent Variable Longitudinal Study,” Developmental Psychology 30, no. 1 (1994): 73-87; Richard K. Wagner and Joseph K. Torgesen, “The Nature of Phonological Processing and Its Causal Role in the Acquisition of Reading Skills. Psychological Bulletin 101, no. 2 (1987): 192-212.
6. A good example of curating is Critical Explorers (www.criticalexplorers.org), which provides free online curricular resources.
7. JoAnn Deak, “An Evening With Dr. JoAnn Deak,” presentation to Stevenson School, August 24, 2015, Pebble Beach, CA.
8. In five years of steady growth, student test scores at Stevenson School increased from below grade level performance in reading and math to award-winning standings in the top 15 percent in the state (nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/awardwinners/).
9. The New Teacher Project, 2012
10. Stephen D. Brookfield, The Skillful Teacher: On Teaching, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2015).
11. Eleanor Duckworth, “Confusion, Play and Postponing Certainty,” Harvard Gazette,
February 16, 2012; online at http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/02/confusion-play-and-postponing-certainty-eleanor-duckworth-harvard-thinks-big/2012.
For Further Reading
Barquero, Laura, Nicole Davis, and Laurie E. Cutting, “Neuroimaging of Reading Intervention: A Systematic Review and Activation Likelihood Estimate Meta-Analysis.” PLoS One 9, no. 11 (2014).
Dweck, Carol. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. New York: Random House: 2006.
Eide, Brock I., and Fernette L. Eide. The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain. New York: Penguin, 2012.