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Five Easy Steps to Recruiting Neurodivergent Educators

Five Easy Steps to Recruiting Neurodivergent Educators

Five Easy Steps to Recruiting Neurodivergent Educators Catrina Lowri is a neurodivergent (ND) teacher, trainer, and coach. As well as having 22 years’ experience of working in education, she also speaks as a dyslexic and bipolar woman, who had her own unique journey through the education system. I recently spoke at a conference for the […]

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It's like her shoes don't fit

It’s like her shoes don’t fit A story about the consequences of autistic masking

A story about the consequences of autistic masking This was a comment made to me by Jessica, the mother of a year 7 girl , who was reallyconcerned about her daughter.Annemarie, like so many of our learners, had not been picked up when she was observed inprimary school by one of the local neurodevelopmental (

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extreme demand avoidance behaviour

How to Teach a Tiger to Write; Understanding and supporting an autistic learner with demand avoidant behaviours

Understanding and supporting an autistic learner with demand avoidant behaviours ‘Jack told me he couldn’t write because he was a tiger. He said tigers have no thumbs and long claws so they can’t hold the pencil. Before I had the ‘ Understanding PDA’ training, I would have gotten cross or told him not to be

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star wars models representing neurodivergent burnout

What is autistic/ neurodivergent burnout? How is it harmful?

What is autistic/ neurodivergent burnout? We are all familiar with the concept of burnout, people use it all the time when talking about work or family stresses. However, it is important to understand that this has a particular context when it comes to autism and other neurodivergent needs.The reason that we (neurodivergent people), experience burnout

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ben and the dust particles

Ben and the dust

Ben and the dust. ‘But he just won’t concentrate!’ How to get and maintain joint attention in your learner. This is the story of Ben, an autistic year 10 student who was a brilliant artist and observer of the world, who wouldn’t pay attention in geography lessons. In this blog and video, I’ll explain what

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