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Neurodiversity Week

This week we are recognising Neurodiversity Week.  We have been learning about how some people find that their brains work differently to most people (or neurotypical people) and how it can make things harder for them in certain ways but that they also have certain strengths associated with their neurodiversity which can really help them to succeed.  We briefly discussed what strengths and struggles people with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism and Tourette's Syndrome might have and how we can help them if we come across them in our lives.  We learned that we shouldn't laugh at people ir tease them if they find things harder than us.  We should always be kind and encouraging.  

One of our tasks was to design our own dream home.  We had to think about who would live in it, what things we would need, what types of rooms, what furniture etc.  This helped us to see how we are all different and that whether we are Neurotypical or Neurodivergent, we all have our own ideas and opinions on what we need to keep us happy and safe, and only when we are happy and safe can we be at our best and do our best.

In another task, we had to think about different thoughts for our brain by answering lots of questions.