The Neurodiverse Classroom – A Teacher’s Guide to Individual Learning Needs and How to Meet ThemProduct code: 9781785923623
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by Victoria Honeybourne
This book enables teachers to meet the needs of children with a wide range of specific learning difficulties in mainstream classrooms, while promoting acceptance and self-esteem. Viewing the class as a diverse group rather than focusing on diagnoses, it presents advice and strategies for creating a supportive learning environment for all.
‘Victoria Honeybourne’s The Neurodiverse Classroom is a groundbreaking book. This book will have an impact on the reframing of classroom practice and creating successful and fully inclusive schools – moving from the rhetoric to the reality.
Clearly organized and well-written, this is a superb book for all educators. The term ‘neurodiversity’ is clearly explained and Honeybourne, using her personal and vast professional experience, provides practical arguments as to why a paradigm shift in inclusion is needed. As she indicates, ‘neurodiversity’ should be accepted and celebrated. This a positive book with a persuasive message. It will, and certainly should, become a popular book for those entering the profession and for experienced practitioners. There are many practical strategies contained within comprehensive coverage of the challenges experienced by children with learning differences and how these can be overcome. An exciting, thought-provoking and practical book.’
– Dr Gavin Reid, Practitioner Psychologist and author of Dyslexia in the Early Years
‘A refreshing new approach to neurodiversity within the classroom. Victoria Honeybourne supports the notion of teaching all students as individuals and not categorising them by the ‘labels’ that some have for their learning difficulties. All students have strengths and weaknesses and there is no one ‘correct’ way of teaching for all. The book gives useful ideas, advice and checklists and is a stimulating and thought-provoking resource for all involved in education.’
– Dr Diana Hudson, author of Specific Learning Difficulties – What Teachers Need to Know
‘Victoria Honeybourne has written an innovative book which presents new ways of approaching individual needs and inclusion in schools. It is a thought-provoking book emphasising the benefits of embracing neurodiversity and celebrating difference. Victoria clearly describes how to implement a whole school approach to promote positive attitudes to neurodiversity, and provides practitioners with a wealth of easy-to-use resources and strategies. This book will help practitioners who are struggling to cope with the wide range of needs presented by the pupils in their class and enable them to learn and thrive.’
– Joy Beaney, teacher, autism specialist and author of Winston Wallaby Can’t Stop Bouncing and Creating Autism Champions