The Neurodiverse Classroom

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With specific learning difficulties more prevalent than ever in mainstream schools, The Neurodiverse Classroom is the essential guide for teachers wishing to create inclusive and successful learning environments in diverse classrooms. In this ground-breaking book, Honeybourne argues different people flourish in different environments, as we don’t respond in the same way to inputs around us. Although our school systems have been designed for just one type of person – ‘the neurotypical’- they can still be changed, if we recognize that neurodiversity exists. The ‘Neurodiversity Paradigm’ is thus proposed to effectively tackle issues of special education needs and inclusion, while helping primary and secondary school staff to meet the needs of the neurodiverse student population.

Focusing on promoting acceptance and self-esteem of each child, rather than on labelling their difficulties, this book shows how to make good use of simple resources and meet a wide range of needs, including children with ADHD, autism, OCD, dyslexia and special speech and language needs. These practical strategies will enable schools to become more accepting places for all pupils and embrace neurodiversity as the new ‘normal’ in education today.

The Neurodiverse Classroom has been positively welcomed by the education community.

“Victoria Honeybourne’s The Neurodiverse Classroom is a groundbreaking book. This book will have an impact on the reframing of classroom practice and creating successful and fully inclusive schools – moving from the rhetoric to the reality.

Clearly organized and well-written, this is a superb book for all educators. The term ‘neurodiversity’ is clearly explained and Honeybourne, using her personal and vast professional experience, provides practical arguments as to why a paradigm shift in inclusion is needed. As she indicates, ‘neurodiversity’ should be accepted and celebrated. This a positive book with a persuasive message. It will, and certainly should, become a popular book for those entering the profession and for experienced practitioners. An exciting, thought-provoking and practical book.”

– Dr Gavin Reid, author of The Big Book of Dyslexia Activities for Kids and Teens

The Neurodiverse Classroom- A Teacher’s Guide to Individual Learning Needs and How to meet Them, is published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers and is available to purchase at:

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