Dyslexia and Neurodiversity

Dyslexia and Neurodiversity by Lynda Wansbury

Lynda Wansbury is a Specialist Teacher and Assessor. She is an experienced tutor, working with children and young people with specific learning difficulties, and for many years she trained teachers for Levels 5 and 7 Certificates in SpLD. Lynda now works in a secondary school, assessing pupils for access arrangements and teaching as part of the school’s learning development team.

Neurodiversity includes a wide range of neurological differences, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and specific language impairment. As an assessor, Lynda recognises many of these differences in her students and as a teacher she has experience of how they impact on those she supports. They may experience difficulties with functional skills such as concentration, organisation, memory, perception. Lynda will talk about how learning differences are assessed and provide hints and tips on coping in an educational setting.