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Is Asperger’s Left- or Right-Brained? from The Right Side of Normal
My theory is similar with Asperger’s and right-brained learning. First of all, boys are more prone to being right-brained. Girls are more prone to being left-brained. There are more boys than girls who are Asperger’s/autism spectrum. Taking my builder son as an example because he is high functioning autism (not Asperger’s … there is a difference): Whenever he takes the on-line right-brained/left-brained tests, he almost always tests as left-brained. He’s not. He’s very much right-brained. However, the autism features bring in left-brained attributes.
The most notable left-brained attributes for those on the spectrum are predictability, thus schedules and order and timeliness. For instance, though most of my typical right-brained children were oblivious to time, my builder son was very aware of time. But, he was also gifted in spatial strengths … or his place in space … which is what more right-brained people are better at.
Compare this same exception to female right-brained people. The female gender is linked with several left-brained attributes. My daughter is right-brained, but she has left-brained attributes contributed by her female gender, such as organization skills, word-based abilities, and liking to learn math in a left-brained way. But the majority of how she relates to the world is right-brained.
Searching for Pansy’s Daughter from Isabella Alden
Somehow, the newspapers caught wind of the situation. Isabella awoke one morning in January 1911 to find her troubles with Frances described in large print in newspapers across the country.
Glenn shares a chilling personal story, warns: ‘If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone’
Kids love word search puzzles. These Fall Word Search Puzzles are also great practice for kids who struggle with visual issues.
From the Archives
Some kids really do need less.
From My Amazon Page
Every new mom should have this book. Babies go through predictable patterns of growth spurts which impacts their sleep, eating, and fussiness. This book would help a lot of moms relax more.
So much to love at Beautiful Feet Books at every grade level!