Oregon Branch IDA Salem, Oregon “ Cerebrodiversity In The Classroom-- Lessons From Neuroscience” Part 3 - Slides 65-96. Gordon F. Sherman, Ph.D. Newgrange School & Education Center Princeton, N.J. www.thenewgrange.org February 24, 2007. Talents.
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Gordon F. Sherman, Ph.D.
Newgrange School & Education Center
February 24, 2007
“he…speaks of numbers with affection..they have individual personalities, particularly the smaller ones. The number four is shy (and remains him of himself); nines are scary and imposing. Ones are shiny and bright, eights are blue, fives are loud, and 333 is beautiful.”
Daniel Tammet has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, can be fluent in a language in a week, and has memorized and publicly recited the number pi to 22,514 digits (a new European record).
Percy F., 14
"Calfuly winder the sturng
rond the Pag.”
“He could multiply 749 by 887 quickly and correctly.”
“Making talented brains is not simple. Nature has probably adopted many (strategies) for the achievement of this end…it is indeed quite possible that dyslexia… may be an unwanted byproduct of a mechanism that evolved as a means of increasing the numbers of certain types of high talent.”
“The Brain of a Learning-Disabled Individual”
College and High School Student Panel
“Even if you win the rat race, you’re still a rat”
“Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.”
--St. Francis deSales