Tag: neurodiversity

City’s Student Digital Assistants take on the Digital Accessibility module

illustration of six disabled people next to each other, one with a guide dog, two have their hand raised, two wheelchair users on laptops and on their phone. Most have online chat icons above them to demonstrate interaction

What is Digital Accessibility? The Introduction to Digital Accessibility is a self-enrol and self-directed Moodle e-learning module that outlines accessibility guidelines, awareness around disability, assistive technology, and legislation in line with City’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion strategy. To put this into simpler terms, it is a course that educates students and staff on making use…Continue Reading City’s Student Digital Assistants take on the Digital Accessibility module

Still don’t know what I was waiting for and my time was running wild… (Bowie, 1971)

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How many students do you know who say something like this after submitting an assignment? How many say the same- but present tense, before submitting? The work we do in Student Counselling and Mental Health Service (SCMHS) and Neurodiversity often has to deal with statements like Mr Bowie’s as our starting point. I have been…Continue Reading Still don’t know what I was waiting for and my time was running wild… (Bowie, 1971)

Learning with blogs

The theme for this month’s LEaD Writing Group was – Learning with blogs. We explored our own experiences together with observations of how our students have learnt with blogs. A number of themes emerged: Learning through reading Blogs can provide a good source of information and a way to get different views on the world….Continue Reading Learning with blogs

Assistive Technology Training: from specialised support to inclusive practice

Six colleagues from Learning Success and Student Counselling and Mental Health Services were the first to participate in a series of free Assistive Technology (AT) roadshows provided by TechEd Marketing. In anticipation of imminent changes (i.e. reductions) to Disabled Students Allowance, we have been (1) exploring ways to make better use of AT to promote…Continue Reading Assistive Technology Training: from specialised support to inclusive practice

Lions, CAMLS and neuro-diverse linguists

Sometimes screening students for specific learning differences can be a bit like staggering through a teaching and learning jungle; a place where languages are plenty and, for a dyslexia support tutor, the tools are not quite what you need. Last year, for instance, a student (I’m going to call her ‘Tiger’), whose first language (L1)…Continue Reading Lions, CAMLS and neuro-diverse linguists

Staff Training @ Homerton University Hospital: How to Identify and Support Students with Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs)

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We are Neil Goldwasser and Emma Allsopp, Dyslexia Support Tutors within Learning Success @ LEaD. We recently visited Homerton University Hospital, in response to a training request from the Nursing Education Facilitator. The attendees were mentors for student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. Our aims were to develop their awareness and strategies in order…Continue Reading Staff Training @ Homerton University Hospital: How to Identify and Support Students with Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs)