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The Neurodiversity Handbook for Trainee Teachers

The Neurodiversity Handbook for Trainee Teachers

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Diversity | Education | Special Education

August 2023 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Considering a neurodivergent world is vital in society today, and even more so in the classroom. This book will support your knowledge and development as a trainee teacher so you can better understand the complexities of working with neurodivergent pupils. Starting with a model of difference rather than deficit, this book will guide trainee teachers to understand neurodiversity within the classroom, providing strategies which aim to support their students. 

Dr Sarah Alix is Initial Teacher Training Programme Director with the Sigma Trust

Chapter 1: Introduction To Neurodiversity; Why Is It Important To Understand And Support Neurodivergent Pupils In School?
Part 1: The Emerging Trainee Teacher
Chapter 2: The Classroom Environment In A Neurodivergent World
Chapter 3: Behaviour Management And Neurodivergent Pupils
Part 2: The Established Trainee Teacher
Chapter 4: Pupil Well-Being And Neurodiversity
Chapter 5: The Assessment Needs Of Neurodivergent Pupils
Part 3: The Embedded Trainee Teacher
Chapter 6: Supporting Progression Of Neurodivergent Pupils
Chapter 7: Working Collaboratively To Support Neurodivergent Pupils
Part 4: The Enhanced Trainee Teacher
Chapter 8: Working With Neurodiversity In The Classroom As An Early Career Teacher (ECT)

Sarah Alix, the writer of The Neurodiversity Handbook for Trainee Teachers, is certainly the kind of authoritative voice on neurodiversity that those new to the teaching profession will benefit from hearing. [...] It is exactly the kind of book that educational professionals need, to understand what it is to be neurodivergent and how teachers can support their neurodivergent students, in their classrooms on a daily basis. 

Julie Gibson
Programs and Content Manager, Autism Education Trust

Relevant to our inclusion teaching strand, accessible to read

Mrs Rachel Tunney
Education, Nottingham University
May 13, 2024

Sarah Alix

Dr Sarah Alix has worked in Education for 20 years. She works for the Sigma Trust in Essex leading the teacher training provision. Sarah has experience as a youth worker, a primary school teacher, a behaviour support advisor working with primary, secondary and special schools, and working for a University as a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of their Education Department.Sarah has a Doctorate in Education, a psychology degree, and post-graduate qualifications including the SENCo award, PGCert in Autism, MA in Education, and PGCert in HE. Recent publications include researching autistic trainee teacher experiences, and a handbook for foster... More About Author

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