Neurodiversity: Developing a resource for primary school children


In 2020 we will start an exciting project to raise children’s and teachers’ understanding and awareness of neurodiversity, by engaging directly with neurodivergent individuals, teachers and children to develop resources for primary schools.  At its heart, neurodiversity is about recognising and respecting that all children and young people are different and that learning difficulties reflect the natural variation that exists among us.  While it does not deny the need for additional support, the neurodiversity framework promotes a positive perspective on difference.  For this project, our co-produced resources which support children’s and teachers’ understanding of how neurodevelopmental diversity can impact language (developmental language disorder) and reading (word reading and comprehension) are particularly relevant to the aims of LALco.

This project is funded by the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre.  If you would like to be kept up to date about this project by email, you can join our project mailing list. Please e-mail with the subject ‘mailing list’ to be added.  Also, if you would like to hear about opportunities to get involved in this project (design process or evaluation), we’d encourage you to join the mailing list to be the first to hear about these.