Let's acknowledge and celebrate difference. Understand neurodiversity as a natural variation to ‘the norm’ rather than as something that is disordered, dysfunctional or deficient. This session is an introduction to aspects of neurodiversity including autism, dyslexia and ADHD. It will give an overview to increase participants' knowledge and develop confidence in the subject.

Key questions we will ask on the course are ‘What is neurodiversity?’ and ‘How can we work more effectively with neurodivergent children and young people?’. A focus will be placed on the positive impact neurodiversity can have in fostering and adoption placements. Participants will have the opportunity to share best practice through group discussions

Learning objectives

The learning outcomes for this course are:

  • To develop an understanding of neurodiversity
  • To gain a better understanding of the needs of neurodivergent children and young people
  • To increase participant confidence to take steps in becoming more knowledgeable, skilled and inclusive when working with neurodiversity

Who should attend?

This open course is suitable for adoption, fostering and kinship care professionals and those working in education and health settings, who would like an introduction to neurodiversity, and would like to develop their skills in working with neurodiversity in children and young people.

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