Introducing Neurodiversity (LEANS resource 1.3)
From Alyssa Alcorn
This video is
one component of the Learning About Neurodiversity at School (LEANS)
resource pack for primary schools. It is part of LEANS’ first unit, which
introduces children to neurodiversity terms and concepts and relates them to
the classroom. The video assumes no prior knowledge of neurodiversity. The
target audience for this video is children age 8-11 years, who are proficient
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Video © LEANS project, 2022
Illustration © Claire Hubbard, 2022 (@emseeitch)
Narrator: Gemma McLean
Video script: Dr Alyssa Alcorn, Professor Sue Fletcher-Watson, and the LEANS educator participatory design team
Video design and production: Dr Alyssa Alcorn
Audio (pop sound): “Comedy: Spot Effect - Cork twist & pop". bbc.co.uk – © copyright BBC https://sound-effects.bbcrewind.co.uk/search?q=07042181
Audio (woodland sound effects): “Summer nature bird sounds” Composed by: Sonny Fascia. Album: Nature Sound Effects (2018). Audio From: https://edinburghrecords.com
Find out more about LEANS on our project website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/salvesen-research/leans
The site includes information on how LEANS was developed, our team members, funding, and evaluating the resources in schools. You can also download the whole resource pack for free!
Read more about this video's woodland metaphor for neurodiverse classrooms: https://www.ed.ac.uk/salvesen-research/leans/about/neurodiversity