What is Neurodiversity?
Most people are neurotypical, meaning that the brain functions and processes information in the way society expects. However, it is estimated that around 1 in 7 people (more than 15% of people in the UK) are neurodivergent, meaning that the brain functions, learns and processes information differently.
The term neurodivergent usually refers to the range of neurological differences including:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) also referred to as Dyspraxia
- Specific Learning Differences e.g Dyslexia, Dyscalculia
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In Portsmouth we have developed a neurodiversity strategy.
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