Neurodiversity is a concept that’s been around for a while. In a nutshell, it means that brain differences are just that: differences. So conditions likeADHD and autismaren’t “abnormal.” They’re simply variations of the human brain.
For kids with learning and thinking differences, the idea of neurodiversity has real benefits. It can help kids (and their parents) frame their challenges as differences, rather than as deficits. It can also shed light on instructional approaches that might help to highlight particularstrengths kids have. One such approach isUniversal Design for Learning(UDL).