Introduction to NeuroDiversity 

NeuroDiversity - short for neurological diversity, refers to the diversity of human brains and minds, and to the idea that this is a natural, valuable form of diversity.


Description  -   The Challenges and Rewards that encompass NeuroDiversity

There is a great deal of natural variation among human brains and human minds, and this variation is called neurodiversity. It is similar in many ways to other forms of diversity, such as ethnic, racial, cultural, sexual, or gender diversity. Like these other forms of diversity, neurodiversity can enrich a society or community that embraces it. However, unfortunately, like many other forms of diversity, it can frequently be met with prejudice, judgement and hostility by people who are either unaware, ill-informed, fearful of difference and/or believe that there’s just one “right” way for others to be, to think, or to act.

Therefore neurodiversity is a concept where neurological differences are recognized and respected as any other human variation. These differences can include those labelled with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome, and others.

It is also extremely common for a person to experience multiple symptoms and to be diagnosed as having multiple disorders.

The types of Neurodiversity


Difficulties in learning or comprehending arithmetic, such as difficulty in understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, and learning facts in mathematics. Dyscalculia can occur in people from across the whole IQ range, often, but not always, involving difficulties with time, measurement, and spatial reasoning. It is innate, genetic or developmental in origin, and it has been reported that a quarter of children with dyscalculia will also be diagnosed with ADHD.