Neurodiversity: Meanings & Types

Find our more about neurodiversity definitions, and about the different types of neurodivergence!

 


Neurodiversity definitions...


Neurodiversity

The diversity or variation of cognitive functioning in humans.

Neurodiverse

Inclusion of a number of substantial cognitive functioning variations.

Neurodivergent

Having a less-typical, cognitive variation, such as Autism or ADHD.

Neurodivergence

The presence, or grouping, of less-typical, cognitive variations.


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What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiverse applies to a community of people whose members are neurodivergent.

Neurodiversity is an approach to education and ability that supports the fact that various neurological conditions are the effect of healthy changes in the human genome.

The conditions of ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia, and Dyslexia make up 'Neurodiversity'.

Neuro-differences are recognised and appreciated as a social category on par with ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or disability status.


 
 

Neurodiversity (definition)

'The range of differences in individual brain function and behavioural traits regarded as part of normal variation in the human population.'

Neurodiversity is the idea that neurological variations are known and valued as any other human variation.

Types of Neurodiversity:




Put another way, a condition such as Dyslexia is a part of who the person is and to take away the dyslexia is to take away from the person.
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