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 Disorder (ASD) 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 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)?
Support at Warwick
The Disability Taskforce developed the 'Let’s Talk About Disability' campaign in 2020/21 to raise awareness of disability in a positive and inclusive way.
Warwick Enable Organised What Your Disabled Students Want You to Know Event- You can watch a recording of the first panel event here -please click here.
Invited Talks (PowerPoint slides)
Student SU Groups at Warwick
Autism at Warwick, a new Students' Union society for autistic students
Dr Jag Jutley-Neilson - Circle Lead
Dr Richard Smith
Dr Mairi Macintyre
Dr Isabel Fisher
Dr Ines Molinaro
Dr Helen Nolan
Dr Elisabeth Blagrove
Dr Elena Riva
Dr Claire Rocks
Dr Andrew Brendon-Penn