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Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for the past forty years. Over one million copies of his books are in print on issues related to learning and human development.  He is the author of fifteen books includingNeurodiversity in the Classroom:  Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Achieve Success in School and Life, Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom 3rd Edition, In Their Own Way, Awakening Your Child’s Natural Genius, 7 Kinds of Smart, The Myth of the A.D.D. Child,  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 in over eighty foreign editions 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 Wall Street Journal, 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 900 keynotes, workshop presentations, and lectures in 44 states and 23 countries in the past twenty-seven 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.


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– Winnipeg, MB | October 29, 2014

“Great workshop! Presenter was very engaging and created a nice atmosphere of open sharing and safety.

– Winnipeg, MB | October 29, 2014


“I loved that his slides were concise, but explanations and discussion contained the breadth of an expert in his field!”
– Winnipeg, MB | October 29, 2014

“His presentation was packed full of practical, research-based and thoughtfully pulled together information that was inspirational to participants and began the process of change among the special educators and school administrators in the room.”
– Jennifer Bashant | Director – Tinsley Institute | Albany, N.Y.


“Thanks so much for your fabulous presentation. I knew your material would totally rock our world, but you hit the  ball out of the park first thing in the morning which helped make for a terrific conference. It was clear you had taken the trouble to get to know who we were and your presentation was funny, insightful and full of useful information for our work. All of which was appreciated and you were the talk of the conference. Many of us also have neurodiversity challenges and I personally felt enormously affirmed to have so many additional intelligences thrown my way.”
– Amanda Kovattana | Conference Program Chair – Institute for Challenging Disorganization Conference | Denver, Colorado

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