Neurodivergent conditions

In brief

Information about different neurodivergent conditions and how to support staff with those conditions.

Autism - a developmental disorder that is characterised by difficulties with social communication, social interaction and social imagination.

ADHD - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects people's behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse (NHS, 2022). 

Dyslexia and dyspraxia - Dyslexia may be thought of as a discrepancy between written and verbal language abilities. Dyspraxia is an impairment in the organisation of movement.

Dyscalculia - Dyscalculia affects a person’s ability to understand, recall or use numerical information.

Tourette’s syndrome - Tourette’s Syndrome is a neurological condition characterised by a combination of involuntary and repeated movements and sounds.

Auditory Processing Disorder - Auditory processing disorder (APD) affects people’s ability to understand auditory information.

Irlen Syndrome - involves visual perception or eye problems, caused by the way in which the brain interprets the visual information that is being sent through the eyes.

Videos on neurodiversity (from Skill Boosters)

Elizabeth shares her experience of living with dyslexia, dyspraxia and Irlen syndrome (visual distress), her childhood experiences, diagnosis and ways she has been supported at work

Neurodiversity - living and working with dyslexia

Nancy shares her experiences with ADHD, being diagnosed in her late thirties, as well as the positives and the negatives of living and working with the condition.

Neurodiversity - living and working with ADHD

Warren shares his experience of living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), hyperacusis (sensitive hearing) and dyscalculia (difficulty with arithmetic).

Neurodiversity - living and working with autism spectrum disorder

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