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Learning and thinking variations

Learning and thinking variations

Neurodiversity has its roots in science. From the scans of the brain, it has been deduced that a number of differences have been seen among kids with learning and thinking variations and their peers. Those distinctions show up in how the mind is "wired" and in its...

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The beauty of normal variations

The beauty of normal variations

There was a boy; who was vilified by his teachers at school, misunderstood by his folks, and was mercilessly bullied by his peers because he was perceived to be ‘irritably different’ (dyslexic). He would later grow up to shake the world of science and ultimately win a...

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Supportive counselling

Supportive counselling

Living in this era is nothing short of a dilemma, rushing forward, without taking a breather to look at self and to feel how one is coping and living has become a norm. Just like physical health mental health is also a very important aspect of a human being....

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Embracing our differences

Embracing our differences

We should embrace neurodiversity in our world. There is hardly any group of people more ostracised in the community as neurodiverse people.  A report from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research stipulates that neurodiverse people are more prone to...

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Coping with OCD

Coping with OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, commonly referred to as OCD, is a mental health condition that affects many people worldwide. It’s believed that over 300,000 or 1.2% of people have OCD in the UK alone. What many people may not realise is that OCD is a condition that is...

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Neurodiversity needs no cure

Neurodiversity needs no cure

- The strengths of the Autism - Autistic Spectrum Condition, also known as ASC, is a neurodiverse condition that affects the way that a person communicates. This is the same situation for people who suffer from Asperger’s syndrome.  A person with ASC is going to...

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Neurodiverse traits

Neurodiverse traits

People are naturally diverse learners The idea of neurodiversity encourages the view that brain differences are normal and conditions like Autism and ADHD aren’t ‘abnormal’.  By seeing neurodevelopmental conditions as simply variations of the human brain help us...

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ADHD and ASD

ADHD and ASD

ADHD and Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are related in several ways Over recent years experts have changed how they think about the relationship between autism (ASD) and ADHD. Although ADHD is not on the autism spectrum, some of the same symptoms are evident and...

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ADHD and obsessive behaviour

ADHD and obsessive behaviour

Perfectionism may cause frustration and anxiety whilst extreme perfectionism can often be a personality trait of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) as opposed to ADHD. However, both conditions commonly co-occur and whilst OCD and ADHD are different, they share some...

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