Incredible simulations through your neurodiverse child's eyes

Incredible simulations through your neurodiverse child's eyes

Last month I found understood.org, and amazing website set up to support families with "learning and attention issues".

First of all you choose the age of your child (as a US grade), then select one or more issues (e.g. attention, organisation, reading).

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You are then presented with a short video by a child close to that age explaining what it is like to have that issue.

You are then given a simulation in game form to experience what it is like to be that child. The simulation is carefully and cleverly designed to provoke appropriate emotions.

An expert then concludes.

It is an astounding toolkit and should be more widely known. Teacher training colleges should have this kind of information available to them, and teachers should be able ... be made .. to go through the material.

While anyone can access the videos and online simulators via the website, unfortunately only US citizens are able to sign up to the full services. I guess it is to do with funding, which is a real shame. But take a look. Please.

A young autistic girl and young dyslexic girl interview each other

A young autistic girl and young dyslexic girl interview each other

What is neurodiversity?

What is neurodiversity?