Sunday, November 19, 2023

How can we create accessible and inclusive learning environments for neurodivergent students? - Emilie Edwards, Times Higher Education

How can we actively engage neurodivergent students in the classroom? This resource offers practical guidance for fostering accessible and inclusive learning environments that honour diverse thinking and learning styles, This resource begins with a fundamental principle: foster open communication between staff and students, particularly tutors with personal tutees. When you meet students in one-to-one meetings, ask them whether they have any reasonable adjustments you should consider to encourage them to share their specific needs. Normalising discussions about disability and neurodivergence helps students feel safe about disclosing their needs and seeking support, preventing them from having to struggle alone and potentially abandon their courses.