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Building Neuroinclusive Learning Environments: Best Practices to Support and Empower Neurodiverse Learners in STEM

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 7, 2024

Learn neurodiversity basics including the strengths and challenges people with differently wired brains have in the classroom and how these differences intersect with other aspects of peoples’ identities. Participants will learn about both low and high input changes to their classrooms that will help them harness the strengths of their students. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the stigma associated with neurodiversity as well as their personal experiences. By the end of this short course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify different functions of the neurodivergent individuals including their strengths and challenges they might navigate in the higher education context
  • Recognize and apply strength based and avoid deficit approach in teaching, communication, and advising
  • Apply a variety of techniques to enhance the students’ engagement in the field of STEM using Strength-Based approach
  • Design or revise a course component to support the success of neurodiverse learners in undergraduate or graduate programs

Rachel Prunier, University of Connecticut
Sarira Motaref, University of Connecticut
Connie Syharat, University of Connecticut

Course Schedule

This 4-week course meets online on Thursdays from February 15 to March 7 at 12-1:30PM Eastern.



February 29
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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