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Neurodiversity: Embracing An Evolving World

Brain function and behaviour differences are part of normal variations in the human population. This course introduces the premise of neurodiversity to discover how individuals with Autism, ADHD or specific learning disorders (dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia) experience, interact with and interpret the world in unique ways. This course examines neurodiversity both talents and challenges and asks if these variations are advantageous or disabling.
  • Who is it for?

    Anyone who is interested in embracing neurodiversity and wants to learn about brain based differences to raise awareness in the workplace or for your own self-advancement. No prior knowledge is required.

  • What does it cover?

    This course will give you a fundamental understanding of what neurodiversity is, how it is diagnosed, key behavioural traits and why prevalence is increasing. After studying this course, you should be able to outline what is meant by autism, why it is considered a spectrum; be able to identify the three different presentations of ADHD; and differentiate between specific learning disorders. You will appreciate different approaches to understanding neurodiversity, including theoretical and clinical perspectives and personal accounts. You will be able to outline key features of psychological, neurobiological and genetic explanations of neurodiversity and be able to explain key aspects of diagnosis, intervention, education and lifespan development. This course has a particular emphasis on gender distinctions.

  • What will it be like?

    The course structure will encourage regular class and peer-to-peer discussions. It will contain visual materials, such as presentation slides and videos, to facilitate learning and make it more engaging. There will be the opportunity to participate in group practical learning activities and examples of questionnaires, interviews and observations used in clinical diagnosis will be demonstrated. These will include ADOS-2, ADI-R, Connors 4, WISC-V and WIAT-III. There will be no formal assessment.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Resources for each week's class will be available on the online learning platform, Moodle, if you wish to explore some topics in more detail. Although, there will be no home assignments or obligatory reading.

  • What could it lead to?

    A greater understanding of neurodiversity and how to use positive and inclusive language. You may go on to take further courses specialising in different areas of neurodiversity.

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Neurodiversity: Embracing An Evolving World

Brain function and behaviour differences are part of normal variations in the human population. This course introduces the premise of neurodiversity to discover how individuals with Autism, ADHD or specific learning disorders (dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia) experience, interact with and interpret the world in unique ways. This course examines neurodiversity both talents and challenges and asks if these variations are advantageous or disabling.

24 April 2024 – 29 May 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:474
£73 / £26
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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