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Neurodiversity and Education

Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781529600353
  • Published By: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Year: 2023
  • Page Count: 176
  • Publication date: March 20, 2023

Price: $36



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.


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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.

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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 to the Dyspraxia Association in the Republic of Ireland. She has been on the international scientific committee for DCD and was part of the committee for the European guidelines for DCD and the 2019 International Guidelines for DCD. She is the CEO of Do-IT Solutions Ltd., a company providing person-centered assessments and support for people with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDDs) and related difficulties. Her interests and publications have focused on NDDs (particularly DCD and co-occurrence) and their impact on children, adults, and their families. She has run large-scale research trials and European Union projects and has published books and peer-reviewed papers in the field. She is active on Twitter and LinkedIn where she promotes Neurodiversity awareness and shares advice and support strategies.

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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.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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

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