Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Leave a comment
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Intro by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CMC, MCC, SCAC
If you’ve been following this blog for very long you are surely well aware that I strongly believe that pathologizing any difference, disorder or disability is a crying shame.
You also realize, no doubt, that I am ALSO reluctant to jump on the “it’s a difference, not a disability” bandwagon.
The Power of Diagnostic Identification
In my 25 years in the coaching/training field, primarily working with (and training other coaches to work with) individuals with non-neurotypical brains (aka. “vanillas” – unflavored by the “mix-ins” we find in ADD and/or any of the other spectrum disorders), I have seen the power of an accurate diagnosis to finally turn a life of struggle into one of freedom with accomplishment – time and time again.