Review: ‘Differently Wired’ Provides Inspiration for Parents

I'm not one to put too much stock in fate, but Differently Wired (Workman Publishing Company, 2018) seemed to pop into my life with strange synchronicity, just as my own son was flailing in a classroom setting.  This book caught me off guard with how effortlessly it represented my experience, and likely will for many others. Author Deborah Reber uses "differently wired" as a term for millions of people (1 in 5 school-aged children)  with neurodifferences such as ADHD, giftedness, autism, learning disabilities, and anxiety. Her book strives to redefine how neurodiversity is perceived in the world and to offer a new, inclusive paradigm. Her mission is to create a world for our children where they feel seen and respected, and to change the neg...


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About Debra Brause

Dr. Debra Brause is a clinical psychologist who has served as an adjunct professor of human development at Alliant International University and as a clinical supervisor to interns at The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills. Special needs parenting is among the focus areas of Dr. Brause's practice. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Brause spent 10 years in the entertainment industry, working in television production, news, and as a studio development executive.