We are all neurodiverse, but we’re not all neurodivergent

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Neurodiversity is a term which is used to describe the natural differences in human thinking across whole populations. We are all different, and we all communicate and learn in different ways. Therefore we are all neurodiverse.

Neurodivergence is the state of being neurodivergent, this is when someone thinks, communicates, and/or learns differently and significantly from the predominant population.

Autism, ADHD and dyslexia are all forms of neurodivergence because the brain is wired a different way.

Many neurodivergent children and adults may not recognise their neurodivergence, although a more general understanding of diagnosis and assessment is increasing.

Some neurodivergent children and adults may be happy to share their their diagnosis or self-identification, and some may wish to keep this private. It is important that we all try to understand the lived experience of everyone’s differences and build a safe and happy environment for all.




1.the range of differences in individual brain function and behavioural traits, regarded as part of normal variation in the human population (used especially in the context of autistic spectrum disorders):

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1.differing in mental or neurological function from what is considered typical or normal (frequently used with reference to autistic spectrum disorders); not neurotypical:

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