Neurodiversity and Education


The authors of this publication combine extensive experience in the fields of education, neurodiversity, teacher training, tutoring and consultancy. Paul Ellis broadcasts regularly on educational topics and has written or edited more than a dozen educational books. Professor Amanda Kirby is an emeritus professor at the University of South Wales and has a PhD related to neurodiversity, and has extensive personal and professional experience in this field. The third author, Abby Osborne, currently works at the University of Bath’s Centre for Teaching and Learning, supporting colleagues to implement inclusive teaching and learning practices.

The term ‘neurodivergent’ is defined as referring to someone diverging from the average or socially derived norm. The authors recognise that individuals can positively diverge, with strengths in specific areas such as being very good at maths, and negatively diverge if, for example, there are literary challenges, such as those associated with dyslexia. They also write about the ways in which children learn and progress at different rates and in different environments and link this to ways to optimise an individual’s skills and provide accommodations. Simple, clear illustrations provide visual explanations alongside the content and each chapter closes with a summary of the key takeaways.

Authors: P. Ellis, A. Kirby and A. Osborne
Publishers: Corwin
ISBN: 978-1-5296-0035-3

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