Neurodiversity is a term which was first coined in the late 1990s to describe conditions such as Dyslexia, Autism and ADHD as not deficits or disorders but rather more like variations or differences of the human brain. For both children and their parents, the concept of neurodiversity can have benefits as this can frame their challenges as being differences, rather than as deficits.
The course will cover the following issues:
- Demystifying Neurodiversity
- Traits and not Labels
- Introducing Neuroflexibility
- Neuroflexibilty in terms of Learning
- Neuroflexibilty in terms of Behaviour
- Neuroflexibilty in terms of Socialisation
- Transition points and Problem solving
Neurodiversity Programme for Staff, Students and Parents
- Twilight or half day programme for staff on Neurodiversity entitled “No two children are the same”
In addition or alternatively meetings with the Learning Support team regarding specific students in the school and a surgery for staff members on issues of learning or behaviour.
- “Neurodiversity in Learning, Behaviour and Socialisation”: An interactive 45/55 minute lecture/s for students during the school day.
- “Neurodiversity and behaviour for learning”: An evening workshop for Parents and how to work in partnership with schools.