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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

'Gifted? Autistic? Or just quirky?'

Increasingly, schools and psychologists assign children labels ranging from Asperger's and attention-deficit disorder to various learning disabilities.

A Washington Post story offers observations on these increasingly specific labels from Phil Schwarz of Framingham, vice president of the Asperger's Association of New England, Robert Sternberg, a psychologist and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, and Dan Grover, an 18-year-old college student in Boston who co-founded WrongPlanet.net, a site for teens on the autistic spectrum.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 11:16 AM
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