(CPD010) Understanding Neurodiversity

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This is a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course

There are no set dates as this course is available on an on demand basis

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Tutor: Dr Anne Margaret Smith
Course Code: CPD010
Level: Non-accredited, non-credit bearing
Assessments/Exams: None. Throughout the course you will be asked to reflect on your learning, and to keep updating a chart relating to the characteristics of different neurotypes. At the end, you will be asked to submit the chart and you will receive some feedback on your work, as well as a certificate of participation.
Duration: Participants have up to 2 months from their start date to complete the course
Estimated Student Study Time: Approximately 1.5 – 2 hours per session (6 sessions)
Price: £150.00.
Pre-Requisite Course(s): No qualifications or experience required
Delivery: Online Distance Learning – self study.
Required Materials:

‘Raising Awareness of SpLDs’

Raising awareness of SPLDs


Adventures on Inkling island’

Adventures on Inkling Island


All participants will receive a copy of these materials on registering for this course. Once the materials have been sent, the online course materials will also be made available. Please contact Anne Margaret if you would like to discuss your requirements or preferences regarding the posting of the hard copies.


Each human brain is unique, and there are infinite natural variations in the way we each process information. This course looks at the many forms that neurodiversity can take, and considers the impact that it can have on us in our daily lives and particularly when we are learning. The key characteristics of 6 common specific learning differences (SpLDs) are identified, and the frequent overlap between them noted. Experiential activities and social stories empower participants to raise awareness of these SpLDs in their communities after the course.

If you work with humans, live with humans, or know any humans, this course will help you to understand them better. If you are a human, you may begin to understand yourself better, too.

Syllabus Plan

There are 6 sessions, which can be worked through in any order, though it would be helpful to start with dyslexia:

Session 1) Understanding dyslexia

Session 2) Understanding dyspraxia

Session 3) Understanding dyscalculia

Session 4) Understanding AD(H)D

Session 5) Understanding autism

Session 6) Understanding DLD