Let me start by telling you what ‘neurotypical’ is first.
Well it’s an adjective to start with… so it’s a describing word.
This is from my MAC computer’s dictionary:
I love the use of the word ‘normal’. What is normal and who is normal anyway?
Reflecting on this… it’s making me think that a majority of our teachers are neurotypical… and that creates a problem…
Because many of their students are neurodiverse.
Without even realising it, I have spent my life surrounded by neurodiverse people. I have three children who were diagnosed with dyslexia early on and many family members who have similar traits. I myself definitely have traits of dyscalculia.
My desire to see my intelligent neurodiverse children thrive in a formal school setting has set me on a journey to help not only my children but thousands of others too.
It is without a doubt that we need neurodiverse individuals. We need people who can think outside the square, create, innovate, and make the world a better place.
If you would like to know more about neurodiversity, visit my website www.DyslexiaDaily.com. There you will find multiple resources, blogs, programs and a complete community of thousands to support you on your journey to advocate on behalf of your neurodiverse children.
I look forward to hearing from you there.