Honoring Cognitive Diversity in Our Schools

Some of the most significant differences that exist among students are relatively invisible. Furthermore, the complex neurological profiles of the students in a class are often misunderstood or overlooked by the misguided lens of “normal.” This session will highlight the trends, support systems and best practices for using neurodiversity research to help students progress more effectively. Participants will explore
the far-reaching implications of neurodiversity research on teaching, learning and educational program design. Strategic questions for boards include: What are the implications of this research for professional development funding and investment in other resources to support neurodiversity? How could improvements in this area help attract and retain students by strengthening learning engagement
throughout the school?
 
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Slide Highlights
Frequently Requested Documents
Bonus Material
 
Digital Resources
www.understood.org
  • Our goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. We want to empower them to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. 
www.dyslexiahelp.umich.edu
  • A clinical tool designed for healthcare professionals to help them gain a better understanding of learning disabilities to be used in their practice.
www.med.stanford.edu/neurodiversity.html
  • Our goal is to draw from people with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to reach a new level of innovation in teaching, research and caring for patients. Innovative programs ensure diversity is reflected in our programs, culture, and leadership.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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