Quirky

Newsweek reports on child development experts who think the ever-proliferating list of childhood personality and other dysfunctions may have gone too far, and that it makes more sense simply to call some kids who are a little different just that. The proposed terminology–quirky–strikes Eduwonk as a little, well, quirky. But the underlying notion–focusing on getting kids the interventions they need to succeed, rather than diagnostic terminology–sounds awfully familiar.

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