A Guide for Early Childhood and Kindergarten Educators
UPDATE: Now includes a Google Doc version for ease of sharing with your staff!
1 in 5 children in New Zealand are neurodiverse. If it is not recognised and considered, it can lead to low outcomes and crime. This guide helps you to make sure all children, regardless of their ability or impairment, are catered for. Not sure about Neurodiversity? See our article (opens on a new page).
“Nurturing Neurodiversity” is your go-to resource for understanding and embracing neurodiversity like never before. This book serves as a compass, guiding teachers through the intricacies of individual learning differences and providing evidence-based strategies to support each child’s needs. Whether you’re a seasoned educator, starting at an Early Childhood Centre of Kindergarten or a new teacher eager to make a lasting impact, this book offers the inspiration and tools necessary to create a transformative educational experience for all young learners.
This manual has been developed especially for teachers of children under the age of 10. The directions, strategies and examples however can be adapted for any age student who is finding learning difficult.
For Primary to Secondary Schools, see our manual: Neurodiversity in the Classroom.
Over 100 pages (presented in downloadable PDF format – for use on any device) packed with step-by-step strategies, explanations and examples to help you teach younger children.
Chapters and Content Outline of Nurturing Neurodiversity:
- Understanding Neurodiversity
- Defining Neurodiversity; Profiles of Autism spectrum, ADHD, dyslexia; Recognizing and harnessing the unique abilities.
- Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
- Adapting teaching methods to accommodate diverse learners using UDL; Sensory-Friendly Spaces; Using visuals.
- Building Positive Relationships
- Fostering strong relationships; Effective Communication; Collaborating with Parents.
- Individualized Instruction and Support
- Differentiated Instruction; Personalized Learning Plans; and Assistive Technologies.
- Social and Emotional Development
- Nurturing social interactions and friendships; Emotional Regulation; Anti-Bullying Strategies.
- Addressing Challenging Behaviors
- Understanding the root causes of behaviours; Positive Behavior Support; Collaborating with Specialists.
- Professional Development and Self-Care
- Continuous Learning; Reflective Practices; Self-Care Strategies.
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