Neurodiversity awareness for educators, with Dr. Anne Cockayne
In this interactive and insightful session for educators — aimed at teachers, trainers, tutors and course leaders — we'll raise awareness and open conversation around the concept of neurodiversity, and ways to make learning environments more neuroinclusive.
Join a group of educators for an interactive and enlightening session in which we'll build awareness about the concept of neurodiversity, explore specific aspects of neurodivergence, and equip ourselves with practical knowledge for greater neuroinclusion within learning environments — whether physical classrooms or virtual spaces.
The session will be led by Dr. Anne Cockayne, a senior lecturer at Nottingham Business School who recently completed a PHD exploring specific aspects of neurodiversity in the workplace.
Together we'll learn about the neurodiversity paradigm, neurodiverse characteristics and strengths — as well as stimulating our thinking about what can count as adjustments to better enable all students to thrive.
By better understanding the concept of neurodiversity; and the behavioural and environmental adjustments we can all make to support current and future neurodivergent students and colleagues, we ultimately create more open and inclusive cultures to the benefit of everyone.
What we'll cover:
• Defining neurodiversity and the neurodiversity paradigm
• Specific neurodivergent conditions: Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
• Neurodiversity and the Equalities Act of 2010
• Reasonable adjustments and neuro-inclusion in learning spaces.
• Dealing with disclosure
• Positive stories and strategies for neuro-inclusion
How the session will be structured
Led by Dr. Anne Cockayne and a YCN coach-facilitator we'll combine some thought provoking exercises, expert insights and group conversation for sharing perspectives.
Who the session is for
This session is for anyone working in a teaching capacity; whether a trainer or teacher, tutor or course leader.