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Neurodiversity: Neurodiversity Resources

Neurodiversity

What is Neurodiversity?

First coined in the 90s by sociologist, Judy Singer, Neurodiversity refers to a new way of approaching "developmental disorders"; by redefining our understanding of neurodiversity and celebrating the strengths of this marginalised community. These can include, Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Autism, and more. It is important to know that you can access resources to help you be successful. 

Resources

Strategies & Resources

There are strategies that can be helpful to students, who may be neurodivergent.

  • Learning Access Plan (LAP) - AFTRS is committed to ensuring that all curriculum, classrooms, work areas, public areas, online environments such as Moodle and Library Search, and other tools and resources are accessible for any individual. Click this link Apply here.
  • Text to Speech software - This uses a program that reads text on your computer to you, for clarity and easier understanding. 
  • Change the brightness on your screen to make reading easier on your eyes.
  • Set a schedule - this will help you to complete your workload without getting overwhelmed. A schedule can help you structure your time, breaking down tasks into smaller achievable goals can be a simple yet effective strategy to university work. 

Strengths of Neurodiversity

Support

References

References

Neurodiversity Hub (n.d). What is Neurodiversity?. https://www.neurodiversityhub.org/what-is-neurodiversity