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Neurodiversity & behavioural issues

Neurodiversity is the concept that all humans vary in terms of our neurocognitive ability. Everyone has talents and things they struggle with. However, for some people the variation between those strengths and weaknesses is more pronounced, which can bring talent but can also be disabling.

Neurodiverse/neurodivergent people tend to find some things very easy and other things incredibly hard. This usually leads to an inconsistent performance at school or work.

Neurodiversity can be a competitive advantage when the individuals are in the right environment, making use of their strengths, instead of constantly trying to overcome challenges. To achieve this, we must create inclusive spaces to work and learn that reduce disabling factors and amplify diverse abilities.

Between 30% and 40% of the population are thought to be neurodiverse. The remaining majority are neurotypical.

Neurodiversity can include:

  • Autism

  • Attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder (ADHD/ADD)

  • Dyslexia

  • Dyscalculia

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/Dyspraxia

  • Tourette’s syndrome

Supporting members with additional needs

Removing potential barriers

Making reasonable adjustments

Adapting games and activities

Adapting qualifications

Inclusive risk assessments

Supporting autistic members