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Dyspraxia, Neurodiversity and Inclusion

Taylor, Janet (2009) Dyspraxia, Neurodiversity and Inclusion. In: Degrees of Independence: Providing inclusive learning in Higher Education, 16th - 17th April 2009, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This will be a 15 min PowerPoint presentation with 5mins for questions. Presentation defines Dyspraxia and challenges negative medical model label using Paulo Freire. Identifies what dyspraxia is, other labels used for dyspraxia, co-morbidity with dyslexia, ADD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Tourette’s Syndrome. Other names for Neurodiversity, the Great Pigeon Hole Debate, Definitions of ND, Individual ND conditions and their benefits. ND & Mental Health, ND & the Prison Service The Evils of Labelling. Famous people with ND. Individual experiences.

    Janet Taylor is a disabled student and community activist who lives with dyspraxia & dyslexia in Manchester who founded the user led Self Help Group Greater Manchester Dyspraxia Adult Action. She now works part time in Bolton as a travel trainer for people with enduring mental health issues. Website www.daa.colsal.org.uk - Manchester Adult Neurodiversity Action. She now also raises awareness of dyspraxia and ND professionally to the Statutory and Voluntary sector including the Open University. Dyspraxia Inclusive Training website www.dyspraxia-training.co.uk She is at present studying on the MA in Inclusion & SEN at Manchester Metropolitan University.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: The idea for the conference arose from a Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund (TQEF) research project in the School of Human and Health Sciences on ‘Enhancing transitions for disabled students’. The project had funding for dissemination, and it was decided that a vibrant, student-centred event for disabled students would be in keeping with the spirit of the project. Working closely with the University of Huddersfield Students’ Union, a two day event was planned, to provide opportunities for student-only space as well as for students to present academic papers alongside staff. The first day was student-led event, and the second a more traditional academic conference, sharing the same themes and concerns. In keeping with the aim of the conference, the TQEF funding was used to provide free places for students (and their personal assistants) and also free accommodation, to allow students from outside the region to attend
    Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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    Depositing User: Graham Stone
    Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2010 13:57
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2010 13:57
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/8359

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