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About Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is an award-winning author and speaker with over thirty-five years of teaching experience from the primary through the doctoral level, and over one million copies of his books in print on issues related to learning and human development. He is the author of fifteen books including: Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, In Their Own Way, Awakening Your Child's Natural Genius, 7 Kinds of Smart, The Myth of the A.D.D. Child, Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Achieve Success in School and Life, The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain, The Human Odyssey: Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life, The Best Schools: How Human Development Research Should Inform Educational Practice, ADD/ADHD Alternatives in the Classroom, and Awakening Genius in the Classroom.

His books have been translated into twenty-six languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, Danish, and Russian. He has written for Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle (where he received awards from the Educational Press Association, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals), Parenting (where he was a regularly featured columnist for four years), Mothering (where he was a contributing editor) and over thirty other periodicals, journals, and edited books. He has appeared on several national and international television and radio programs, including NBC's "The Today Show," "CBS This Morning," "CNN," the "BBC" and "The Voice of America." Articles featuring his work have appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, Good Housekeeping , and hundreds of other newspapers and magazines around the country. Dr. Armstrong has given over 800 keynotes, workshop presentations, and lectures in 43 states and 20 countries in the past twenty-six years. His clients have included Sesame Street, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the European Council of International Schools, the Republic of Singapore, and several state departments of education. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Speakers Association, the Authors Guild, and ASCD.