An important aspect of a truly inclusive learning environment is mutual respect and understanding among all members of the group – learners and teaching staff.
When people appreciate what others can do and what they find more difficult – and when they recognise that these difficulties are not of their own making but due to a different cognitive profile – there is much more chance that they will help and support each other.
Do you ever wish your colleagues or other students could experience for themselves how their neurodivergent learners and classmates might perceive the classroom and the world around them?
This collection of activities allows participants to see the world from a different perspective.
The tasks require them to process information in a way that might not come naturally to them, helping them to understand how uncomfortable and even disorientating it can be.
There are also activities to raise self-awareness and self-esteem – two valuable qualities that contribute to success in all aspects of life, and ultimately, improve well-being.
Another way of helping students to make sense of their own experiences, or those of their classmates, is through social stories.
Reading this comic will boost the self-esteem of your neurodivergent learners, and facilitate a more supportive and cohesive group culture.