This highly practical book supports the knowledge and development of teaching assistants and learning support assistants (TAs/LSAs) in their understanding of neurodivergent pupils.

Considering a neurodivergent world is vital in society today, and even more so in the classroom. Starting with a model of difference rather than deficit and highlighting the complexities involved, this accessible resource focuses on effective strategies to support these pupils and explores the vital role of learning support in a range of different contexts. Rich in pedagogical features, this book includes chapter objectives, areas for the reader to reflect upon, links throughout to the Teaching Assistant Standards and case studies for the reader to examine. Each chapter also has a further reading section which will include links to articles, websites, and organisations that can aid and support the development of TAs and LSAs.

This important work will provide Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCos) with a framework to support their support staff in the classroom.

chapter |3 pages


How to Use This Book

chapter 1|16 pages

Introduction to Neurodiversity

What Is Neurodiversity?

chapter 4|18 pages

Pupil Well-Being and Neurodiversity

chapter 7|15 pages

Working in Different Formats

One-to-One, Groups and Interventions

chapter 8|16 pages

Working Collaboratively