What do we mean by neurodiversity?
This course will -
- Define neurodiversity
- Consider the impact of neurodiverse on people's relationships
- Help students to understand the difficulties and benefits of neurodiversity individuals at work and in education.
- Understand the impact of neurodiversity in education and how to support individuals who are neurodiverse.
- Consider counselling and support of neurodiverse individuals.
The course requires around 100 hours of study.
You can start at any time to suit you and work at your own pace.
The course has eight lessons.
Lesson 1: Scope and Nature of Neurodiversity
History of the term ‘Neurodiversity’
What is neurodiversity today
The difference between neurotypical and neurodivergent brains
The neurodivergent experience
Lesson 2: Neurodiversity & Childhood
Gender and neurodiversity
Mental health and neurodiversity
Strategies to help neurodivergent children
Lesson 3: Neurodiversity & Adolescence
The transition from childhood to adolescence
Exercise and neurodiverse adolescents
Bullying in adolescence
Neurodiversity and mental health in adolescents
Adolescence and coping strategies
Lesson 4: Neurodiversity in Adulthood
Neurodiverse adults and quality of life
Barriers to quality of life in neurodiverse individuals
Improving quality of life for neurodiverse individuals
Practical coping strategies for neurodiverse adults
Neurodiversity and work
Lesson 5: Neurodiversity and Relationships
Relationships and neurodiverse individuals
Neurodiverse work relationships
Lesson 6: Neurodiversity in Education
Strategies in education
Teaching strategies for neurodiverse students
Neurodiverse children and education
Neurodiverse students in the classroom
Lesson 7: Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Underemployment and unemployment
The benefits of neurodiverse employees
Preparing for interviews
Maintaining neurodiverse individuals in the workplace
Lesson 8: Counselling Neurodivergent Individuals
Counselling young neurodiverse people
Counselling neurodiverse adults
Case study – counselling for ADHD
International organisations that support neurodiversity
At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment to submit to the tutor for marking and feedback.
Students can also contact the tutor with any questions throughout the course.
Who Will Benefit from Studying Neurodiversity?
The neurodiversity course is suitable for –
- Parents/foster parents
- Support workers
- Human Resources Staff
- Teaching Assistants
- Charity Workers
- Anyone who works or knows a neurodiverse individual and wants to understand more.
Why Study Neurodiversity?
An understanding of neurodiversity is essential for anyone working with people. This course will provide you with a detailed understanding of neurodiversity and how to support neurodivergent individuals effectively.
- Improve your understanding of neurodiversity for professional or personal reasons.
- Embrace neurodiversity.