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Learning Differences: Overview

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What is neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is used to describe naturally occurring differences in the human brain. Some differences can cause challenges with how individuals think and learn. Individuals may be diagnosed with a neurological condition, such as Autism, ADHD or Dyslexia. We like to think of these differences simply as different ways of thinking

The goal of these guides are to provide support for our neurodiverse students, and increase awareness and understanding about neurological differences.

These guides focuses on neurodiversity and study. Under each tab you will find:

  • information about specific learning differences,
  • self-assessment questions,
  • learning strategies for students,
  • teaching strategies for tutors and lecturers. 

The Education Hub

To find out more information about neurodiversity, visit The Education Hub

Neurodiversity: Some basic terms and definitions by Dr. Nick Walker


Let's celebrate neurodiversity

Neurodiversity by Samson and Bulluss Psychology

What information would you like to see?

Would you like to see information about another neurological difference added to these guides?

Let your learning advisor, accessibility coordinator or someone from the Student Success team know and we will see what we can do.

Thank you to the team at Te PÅ«kenga Weltec Whitireia who gave us permission to adapt and use their guide on Learning Differences