Food Justice and Neurodiversity

We always hope that when we act ethically, morally, that our actions will result in good outcomes. For instance, at Shrub Oak International School we will be using sustainable methods in our agriculture, and in our animal husbandry. These look like ethical practices, in line with the kind of values we would like to support […]

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Diversity is Our Greatest Strength

I walked the campus this weekend with Farmer Glenn, deep into the woods and across the open fields, surveying the campus from the ground to the treetops. We were accessing the biodiversity of the campus, which you know from a previous blog here is a sign of the campus’ biological health. We both joined iNaturalist […]

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Reading Emotions

https://neurosciencenews.com/horse-emotion-cues-9407/ Whenever someone asks me about the Equine Center when I am taking them on a tour of Shrub Oak, they ask about Hippotherapy. I always tell them that we will not be doing hippotherapy at Shrub Oak, but that we will be doing Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Mental Health […]

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Great Expectations

Whenever I do an admission evaluation for the Shrub Oak International School, or when I see a student in my private practice, I always think that the young man or woman in front of me is at least as smart as me, and probably a good deal smarter. I always think I.Q. tests are slanted […]