Understanding and embracing neurodiversity

 
Location
Online
Date(s)
13/05/2021
Registration URL
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Description
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Join this live webinar & Q&A, open to all staff and students to learn about neurodiversity & listen to the experiences of neurodivergent members of the University through a shared discussion lead by Dr Blandine French from the Institute of Mental Health. We will talk about how you can best support neurodivergent staff and students and how to access resources that help us replace negative, deficit-based stereotypes of Neuro-Minorities with a more balanced valuation of their gifts and needs

Neurodiversity refers to the infinite variation in human neurocognitive functioning and behaviour. Some estimates put the proportion of Neurodivergent individuals in the general population at 10% or more. These people experience atypical cognitive functioning and may be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Dyslexia or Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia.