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Reflective Analysis on Neurodiversity and Student Wellbeing

Spaeth, Elliott and Pearson, Amy (2023) Reflective Analysis on Neurodiversity and Student Wellbeing. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 11 (2). pp. 109-120. ISSN 2051-9788

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With the increasing recognition of the number of neurodivergent students in higher education, it is essential that we understand how to provide an inclusive educational experience that facilitates a positive learning experience. In this reflective analysis we draw upon our position as neurodivergent academics alongside relevant theory and literature to foster understanding and provide practical strategies for those supporting neurodivergent students. We emphasise the importance of questioning normative assumptions around expected student learning behaviours, and the negative impact that these assumptions can have upon neurodivergent students. We then provide several practical strategies that can be used to develop more inclusive practice, drawing upon principles embedded within a Universal Design for Learning approach.

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Depositing User: Amy Pearson


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Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2023 12:24
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2023 12:24


Author: Amy Pearson ORCID iD
Author: Elliott Spaeth

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Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing > School of Psychology



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