Monthly Archives: March 2021

Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Hyperfocus, Drive and Energy

Hyperfocus enables EPIC students to exhibit a single-minded concentration on what they consider to be an interesting task or subject. Given an exciting project to work on, they are entirely absorbed, there is no stopping them! Hyperfocus can be a … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Taking Different Perspectives

They can not only imagine what physical objects look like from different perspectives, including cross-sections, they can slice and dice buildings in their mind’s eye to, for example, check internal layout, connections for utilities services, and load-bearing walls. I created … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Instagram[i] for the brain

Some EPIC students have the ability to create stories from a mass of information and draw that story in cartoon form for everyone to appreciate. The translation between auditory and visual representations is invaluable for remembering any story.  But this is … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week: Problem Solving

Many EPIC students thrive on solving various problems and puzzles. As you might expect, they enjoy jigsaws, chess and strategy games.  They can find creative ways around most things, even their learning challenges. They create original ideas often devising really … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week: Creativity, imagination and generation of new ideas

EPIC students can have exceptional artistic talent. They may be envied by painters, artists, designers, musicians, photographers, writers and comedians. They understand pictures more than words – hence the expression “a picture is worth a thousand words.” They may develop … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week: Types of Mental Images

There are three types of mental images – things we have seen before and can recall, things we want to create and images that just come to us in a sort of knowing. Let me explain this in more detail. … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week: “Visual thinking is a tremendous advantage” Temple Grandin

Dr Temple Grandin has designed one-third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She has autism with incredible skills to visualise the best environment for animals, so they remain calm, by putting herself into their world through her … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week – me too stories

March 15th-21st is Neurodiversity Celebration Week; please celebrate with people you know, their strengths and exceptional skills. It is time we acknowledge the unique contributions they all make. According to the Department of Education, 15% of students in the United Kingdom have … Continue reading

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March 15th-21st is Neurodiversity Celebration Week

To have a learning difference has been one of the biggest challenges and exceptional opportunities in my life.  It has made me who I am; for example, creativity, out of the box thinking, seeing different perspectives, gaining unique insights, excellent … Continue reading

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