24 Aug 2021

Neurodiversity and education

Louise draws upon her experience of working with hundreds of neurodivergent students to provide awareness training for staff including disability advisors and lecturers in further and higher education.  This training can help professionals to identify and support neurodivergent students effectively with the goal of enabling them to complete their programmes and achieve their academic potential.  Sessions involve participation from delegates and discussion of case studies.  Typical content includes the following and can be adapted to suit training needs:

The nature of neurodivergent conditions

  • An introduction to the field of neurodiversity.
  • An exploration of the nature of dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism.
  • The way that neurodivergent conditions affect students on a day-to-day basis.


Underdiagnosis and co-occurring conditions

  • Reasons that neurodivergent conditions are often undiagnosed.
  • The impact of undiagnosed neurodivergent conditions.


Identifying those who may have a neurodivergent condition

  • Everyday signs of dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism.
  • Using formal screeners.
  • Managing sensitive conversations.


Diagnostic assessments

  • What diagnostic services are available?
  • The pros and cons of different assessment routes.
  • Making referrals.
  • Interpreting and using reports for specific learning difficulties/dyslexia.


Supporting those with neurodivergent conditions

  • The legislation.
  • Reasonable adjustments.
  • Strategies, support, technology, and training.

Call Louise on 07702 797484

Louise Hilliar is a Chartered Psychologist based near Bristol who provides training about neurodiversity for those working with students in higher education and for those working with employees. Please contact Louise if you would like further details.