Neurodiversity: Dyslexia – Resources for families and adults

Neurodiversity: Dyslexia Dyslexia is part of the neurodiversity spectrum which includes dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADD, ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and tourettes. (Source: DANDA) Up to 10% of the population are known to have dyslexic traits, however as knowledge and awareness increases more people, particularly adults are discovering that they are dyslexic.  This is something that… Continue Reading Neurodiversity: Dyslexia – Resources for families and adults

Neurodiversity: Autism – resources for families and adults

We have a number of twitter feeds about what neurodiversity is and how it is a positive asset to the workplace. There are a number of excellent organisations and associations, particularly local groups who have a great deal of experience. These organisations are happy to be contacted to raise awareness, inclusive practice and support. Neurodiversity… Continue Reading Neurodiversity: Autism – resources for families and adults

Sensory Backpacks at the V&A with Abigail Hirsch ~ Claire Madge, V&A

Launched in August 2015, the Curious Ceramics backpack is the V&A’s first backpack aimed at children with visual impairments. The V&A offer a number of backpacks for families, but for this special sensory version they worked in close collaboration with Sense, the national deafblind charity, and Abigail Hirsch an artist and an educator with experience… Continue Reading Sensory Backpacks at the V&A with Abigail Hirsch ~ Claire Madge, V&A

BBC Cape Project for neurodiverse talent in the workplace

DCN was both thrilled and honoured to be invited to hear more about CAPE (Creating A Positive Environment) Project entitled ‘Joining the Dots’ to attract and retain neurodiverse talent in the workplace at the BBC. Neurodiversity is a spectrum of dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Disorder, ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) and tourettes[1] . As these… Continue Reading BBC Cape Project for neurodiverse talent in the workplace

Tom’s Ship of Stories ~ Alison Hale, Peoplescape Theatre

        A multi-sensory storytelling project for special schools created by Peoplescape Theatre. In partnership with National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Horniman Museums and Gardens. Funded by the Arts Council Peoplescape are a theatre education company working in London and Manchester. We work with all ages in schools, museums and community settings.… Continue Reading Tom’s Ship of Stories ~ Alison Hale, Peoplescape Theatre

The Secret Museum: Film Production with Autistic Young People ~ Suzanne Cohen

Filmmaker and educator Suzanne Cohen talks about her experiences of delivering media projects at the British Museum for young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (13 – 19 years). Continue Reading The Secret Museum: Film Production with Autistic Young People ~ Suzanne Cohen

Definition of Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling.
Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed.
Dyslexia occurs across the range of intellectual abilities. Continue Reading Definition of Dyslexia

SEN Work Placements at the RAF Museum: Ambitious About Autism ~ Alison Shean

The Royal Air Force Museum has recently embarked on an exciting new partnership with Ambitious About Autism. In June 2014 we were the first museum to receive the Autistic Society’s Autism Access Award, and were keen to build on our efforts to become more accessible. Continue Reading SEN Work Placements at the RAF Museum: Ambitious About Autism ~ Alison Shean