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Neurodiversity and the Student Experience

Neurodiversity (Specific Learning Differences) and the Student Learning Experience

Led by Jagjeet Jutley-Neilson this WIHEA learning circle aims to bring together academics that are interested in exploring the Learning Experience of Students who identify as having Specific Learning Differences/Neurodivergent. Neurodiversity or Specific learning differences is a term that is commonly used to describe people with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) including Asperger’s, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (AD(H)D); co-occurrence amongst these is also common.

Click here to view Neurodiversity Toolkit (under construction)

How to use the toolkit

Click on the area you would like to learn more about

1. Listen to the 1-2 minute clip of student lived experiences and infographics about your chosen pedagogy/practice

2. you will find ideas to improve your practice

3. You can add ideas to the toolkit

The aims of this learning circle are to explore:

  • What is the Learning Experience of students who identify as being Neurodivergent (Specific Learning Differences) at Warwick (e.g. transition, curriculum, student opportunity, wellbeing, SU and wider student experience)?
  • Explore existing literature (e.g. terminology, lived experiences)
  • How do we support Neurodivergent (Specific Learning Differences) students once they are here and post two years after graduation (student cycle)?
  • What are Staff experiences and approaches to teaching inclusively; do they feel supported, how do staff design course/modules that are inclusive for all?
  • What are the experiences of staff who teach and identify as Neurodivergent (Specific Learning Differences)?


Dr Jag Jutley-Neilson - Circle Lead, Dr Richard Smith, Dr Mairi Macintyre, Dr Zhiyan Guo, Dr Freeha Azmat, Dr Rosie Doyle, Dr Isabel Fisher, Dr Ines Molinaro, Dr Helen Nolan, Dr Elisabeth Blagrove, Dr Elena Riva, Dr Claire Rocks, Dr Andrew Brendon-Penn, Kelly Mayjonade, Charlotte Simms