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Neurodiversity and Education

Neurodiversity and Education

February 2023 | 176 pages | Corwin UK
Human brains are diverse: each one of us has a unique set of connections between billions of nerve cells.
Neurodiversity is about us all. It is not an exclusive club or one condition, difficulty, difference, or disorder.
Understanding more about the concept of neurodiversity helps us consider, respect and appreciate these differences. It helps us see potential rather than deficit.
This clear and practical book, which is useful for all apsects of learning and education discusses how an emphasis on neurodiverse 'ability' can cultivate a better world.
Chapter 1: What is neurodiversity?
Chapter 2: Framing neurodiversity - past and present
Chapter 3: The 3Ms - Missed, Misdiagnosed and Misunderstood
Chapter 4: Mental health and wellbeing
Chapter 5: Reframing
Chapter 6: Universal Design
Chapter 7: The Inclusive Classroom
Chapter 8: Teaching and Learning
Chapter 9: Assessing neurodiverse learners
Chapter 10: Neurodiversity in the Education Workplace

The book was warmly welcomed by the students for its contemporary perspective. I can happily report that the book is included in the current and next year's recommended reading list.

Mrs Sarah Kettle-Buchanan
Children, Young People and families & Learning & Education, South Devon College
March 5, 2024

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Paul Ellis

Paul Ellis began teaching in schools and universities in the 1990s, and has held senior positions in two of the main international education providers since 2006. Within his current role, he is in charge of the worldwide recruitment and development of teacher-trainers. He has worked with teachers and school leaders on all continents to advise and support them in their professional learning. He has written or edited more than a dozen education books. More About Author

Amanda Kirby

Amanda Kirby has held had a chair in developmental disorders in education at the University of South Wales since 2008. Her PhD was in emerging adulthood in developmental coordination disorder (DCD), from Leeds University. She is also a qualified general physician. She founded The Dyscovery Centre, a specialist centre for children and adults with developmental disorders, in 1997 and ran it until 2015. She is chair of Movement Matters, the U.K. umbrella organization for movement difficulties. She is also a patron of the Dyspraxia Association in New Zealand, medical advisor to the Dyspraxia Foundation in the United Kingdom, and a past advisor... More About Author

Abby Osborne

Abby Osborne has extensive experience in mentoring and tutoring students in Secondary, Further and Higher Education. Abby also has a background in Special Educational Needs and experience in supporting student wellbeing both within and beyond the curriculum. She has also taught English in Further Education and currently works at the University of Bath supporting staff to develop and implement inclusive curriculum. Abby also works as an Educational Consultant, most recently working with Cambridge Assessment International Education developing educational guidance for international teachers and as a Trainer.  More About Author

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