Neurodiversity and education

Conference paper


Edwards, E. 2023. Neurodiversity and education. RCM Education and Research Conference 2023. Birmingham, UK 27 - 28 Mar 2023
TypeConference paper
TitleNeurodiversity and education
AuthorsEdwards, E.
Abstract

Studies show that 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent and numbers are thought to be higher in healthcare, as neurodivergent people are attracted to caring roles. Unfortunately, our learning needs and adjustments are often not met, and this leads to high levels of burnout and attrition. Neurodivergence is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 and more needs to be done to improve working conditions for neurodivergent people. I believe that the implementation of neurodiversity awareness training and improved support networks throughout trusts would lead to neurodivergent colleagues feeling able to seek support they need without feeling ostracised or othered.
The RCM conference will be the opportunity to present the launch of the new RCM Neurodiversity in the workplace imodule and to introduce the attendees to concrete ways to support and work alongside neurodivergent students and colleagues.

Sustainable Development Goals10 Reduced inequalities
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
LanguageEnglish
ConferenceRCM Education and Research Conference 2023
Publication process dates
Accepted07 Oct 2022
Completed28 Mar 2023
Deposited09 Aug 2023
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)https://www.rcm.org.uk/education-and-research-conference-2023/
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