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Neurodiversity and the Student Experience

This Learning Circle, which was led by Jagjeet Jutley-Neilson, is currently transitioning into a Network.

This WIHEA Learning Circle aimed to bring together academics that were 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.

The aims of this Learning Circle were 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)?

Click here to view the Neurodiversity 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

Members of this Circle included:

Dr Jag Jutley-Neilson (Lead)

Dr Mairi Macintyre

Dr Zhiyan Guo

Dr Freeha Azmat

Dr Rosie Doyle

Dr Isabel Fischer

Dr Ines Molinaro

Dr Helen Nolan

Dr Elisabeth Blagrove

Dr Elena Riva

Dr Claire Rocks

Dr Andrew Brendon-Penn

Kelly Mayjonade Christy

Charlotte Simms

Dr Gemma Gray

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