Neurodiversity

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Neurodiversity

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Topic summary

Research reviews

An introduction to neurodiversity and neurodivergence

An explanation of the concept of neurodiversity as a strengths-based approach to learning differences, and an introduction to some of the different forms of neurodiversity.

A strengths-based approach to teaching neurodiverse learners

A set of strategies to help teachers support neurodiverse learners by building on their strengths while addressing their learning needs.

Sensory processing differences in the classroom

An introduction to understanding sensory processes differences and the impact they may have in classrooms and schools.

An introduction to Developmental Coordination Disorder

How to support students with Developmental Coordination Disorder in schools and classrooms.

An introduction to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

How fetal alcohol spectrum disorder affects children and young people, and the implications it has for students at school and in life.

Writing and neurodivergence

Understanding some of the common challenges with writing that neurodivergent students may experience.

Mental health and wellbeing for neurodivergent students

Understanding the additional mental health needs of neurodivergent students.

Developmental dyscalculia

An introduction to dyscalculia, a cognitive difference that affects students' ability to understand and work with quantities and numbers.

Strategies for supporting students with FASD

A set of approaches and strategies for promoting the wellbeing and achievement of students with FASD at school.

Webinars

Understanding Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

COMING UP: 7.30PM THURSDAY MARCH 14
Kim Milne (principal advisor at FASD-CAN) discusses what FASD is, how it affects children and adolescents and what teachers and schools can do to support students with FASD

Supporting neurodivergent students in the classroom

Dr Emily McDougal (Anna Freud Centre) shares insights from her work into supporting neurodivergent students in schools and classrooms.

Neurodiversity in education

Exploring the challenges that neurodiverse students face in schools and as they move on to tertiary education, as well as how teachers and schools can help to ameliorate these challenges

Supporting neurodiverse learners to demonstrate their intellect and capability

Trish and Fay Purdie-Nicholls discuss the underpinning principles for teaching and leadership, and the core practices they have developed to enable neurodiverse learners to demonstrate their intellect and capability.

Infographics

The neurodiversity paradigm

How can you adopt a strengths-based approach to help neurodiverse students succeed in your classroom?

Snapshots

Key challenges for neurodivergent students in school settings and how to help

Insights from the webinar with Emily McDougal on supporting neurodivergent students in schools and classrooms.

One student’s experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

A firsthand account of how undiagnosed OCD profoundly affected one student's experiences at school.

Removing barriers to success for neurodivergent students

Dr Chiara Horlin offeres practical ways that teachers and schools can help to ameliorate these challenges and support neurodivergent students to celebrate and use their strengths in the classroom.

Inclusive approaches for supporting neurodiverse learners

The teachers from Coromandel Area School share their insights into using a range of tools and approaches to promote the success of neurodiverse students in the classroom
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