Working together with educators, community members, and schools, the 'Learning about Neurodiversity at School' (LEANS) project has developed a free classroom activity pack for mainstream primary students and their teachers to learn about neurodiversity. Neurodiversity means that we are all different in how we think, feel, and learn, because our brains process information differently. We evaluated this pack in Scottish primary schools September-December 2021, to see how well it worked at teaching neurodiversity concepts in real classrooms and supporting inclusive attitudes. Now, we are finalising the resources ahead of our launch. The complete LEANS resource pack will be available as a set of downloadable files for free, forever, for everyone.
We’re hosting a free online launch event to introduce the LEANS resource pack. What’s it all about, who is it for, and why teach about neurodiversity anyway? Speakers will include educators from the LEANS participatory design team and members of the research team. While this event is focused on UK educators and what they may need to know, registration is open to the public and all are welcome—educators outside the UK, community members, and researchers.
Visit the website for more information and to register for the free online event.