Perception & Neurodiversity

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In mice, a specific type of brain cell called a PV neuron improves the ability to distinguish a target sound from background noise (i.e., the cocktail party problem) (Kamal Sen, Boston University). The feeling of ownership over one’s body while experiencing an event strengthens the memory representation of that event in the hippocampus, a brain region involved in learning and memory (Heather Iriye, Karolinska Institute, Sweden). In humans and monkeys, imagining an object’s movement activates motion-sensitive areas of the brain, suggesting that both species can simulate versions of the world in similar ways (David Sheinberg, Brown University). A novel technique involving non-invasive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) informed by real-time scalp EEG recordings enhanced human visual perception by modulating communication between frontal and visual brain regions (Nitzan Censor, Tel-Aviv University, Israel). These studies give a better understanding of the neural basis of perceptual phenomena will help clarify both ordinary experiences — such as the ability to pick a single voice out of a noisy background — and disorders in which perception is altered — such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Today’s new findings show [Retrieved from]:

I argue, that IQ Intelligence Quotient- leaves little room for imagination. Where the mind includes the “seeing & hearing” trusting of God’s Higher Intelligence & Imagination for the fulfillment of our purpose (Glorifying Him). Imagination Quotient (IQ) would need for us to look “outside the box” and the magnitude of a specified characteristic(s) or quality beyond typical/standard understanding!!! This is where most of the neurodiverse gain their “logic”. Also, provide tools for calm! Read more here about this:

Due to my neurodiversity and neuropedagogy, As I see it, we have three choices with teaching students, which includes the following:

1) Help them discover and develop their interest. Teach them the tool of mind maps. Help them apply that interest to develop solutions for the problems of today or in the future. After a long period of mostly independent research on the problem/solution, facilitate them on presenting those solutions that they discovered in any medium of their gifts, strengths, and talents (drama, graphic-design, singing, videos, drawings, sports, etc). Ex. the student only has interest in history- and a love for poetry, then have them present a free verse poem on the solutions based on their knowledge of the past and their research.

2) Help them discover their interest. Help them apply that interest in teaching them the content (English, History, Maths, Science). Ex. the student only likes history- anytime the history lesson/study allows, you can integrate the content areas. When discussing the history topic of their choice, take that opportunity to make an applied word problem and a hands-on project (integrate the academic content, then). Note: If you are choosing this one, find out what are their gifts, strengths, and talents?

3) Teach them like everyone else- constantly content and context switching, bombarding the senses and shaming them if they don’t understand because not of their interest. I warn you might hurt their self-esteem and self-worth if you teach them like everyone else.

Trust me, if it’s of their interest aka purpose, they will surprise you in what they know. Their “own knowing” is what they need to trust, and if they trust their own processing, they will learn what they need to learn to fulfill their purpose. If they go by their interest, they’ll do it faster, further, and better than anyone on the planet has ever down before, i.e. Einstein. Also, think of those with acquired neurodiversites when it comes to learning with trauma and stress of learning.

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Published by Tricia Cook, MEd., Online Dyslexia and Behavioral Interventionist, RSP, AA O-G Tutor & Montessorian

Dyslexia Screenings & Emotional Intensive Intervention - Staff Training - Online Courses- Consultancy- Tutoring-Reliance and Family Coaching I have a unique approach in helping individuals achieve their full potential. With over two and a half decades of experience, I have a passion for learning new techniques and being at the forefront of groundbreaking advancements in education. As a graduate of the renowned Auburn University, I have earned both her BA in ECE and Masters Degree in Secondary with Reading Specialist certification from the University of Alabama. I have experience at the Montessori School in Birmingham which has provided me with valuable insights into the best practices of teaching young minds. I have also developed training programs for teachers, providing essential support to students with neurodiverse needs such as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism spectrum. I have focus on developing a "whole child" pedagogy that caters to all modes of learning, I continually work with Dr. Joseph Nwoye on teaching and learning including DEI. I have helped develop programs and training with SDIG ( in promoting the intersectionality of the complexities and complicated issues of diversity. I have credentials as a reading specialist with a speech pathology background expanded greatly while owning Cook's Independent Tutoring, Coaching, Consulting, LLC. I currently pursuing a Neurodiversity Family Coaching certification in the framework of the CReW Coaching Institute. Again, I have a commitment to being at the forefront of groundbreaking advancements in education. As an enthusiastic learner and educator, I am confident that I have the necessary skills to support others in achieving their goals ( For more information, contact Tricia Cook, Cook's Independent, Tutoring, Coaching and Consulting, LLC. (;

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