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Neurodiversity is when a person’s brain works differently than most people’s. Another way of thinking about neurodiversity is thinking about a person’s brain working in an “out of the box” way.

Brains that work outside of the “expected” norm are considered neurodivergent. People with neurodivergent brains may have difficulty with “fitting in” to some expectations society places on us. They also may have areas in which they excel far beyond their peers.

Speech Language Pathologists understand social and communication skills due to their experience with various diagnoses and can help individuals and their community develop greater awareness, inclusivity and social inclusion. 

Affirming Care Looks Like:

  • Accepting neurodiversity as biological differences and not as deficits

  • Changing the environment, not the individual.

  • Helping the person understand and embrace their differences

  • Modifying the societal barriers instead of “fixing” the child

  • Autistic

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • Dyslexia

  • Dyslexia

  • Sensory Processing Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive disorders

  • Other neurological conditions

A child is neurodivergent if they identify or are diagnosed as any of the following:

We believe acceptance & support are critical to forming relationships and interacting with others. Our goal is to empower children and families to build their confidence and ensure they are best supported socially, emotionally and academically. 

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