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Schools and early childhood centres failing neurodivergent children w/ Professor Missy Morton: 14th May, 2024

Schools and early childhood centres failing neurodivergent children w/ Professor Missy Morton: 14th May, 2024

Schools and early childhood centres failing neurodivergent children w/ Professor Missy Morton: 14th May, 2024 Schools and early childhood centres failing neurodivergent children w/ Professor Missy Morton: 14th May, 2024, 22.04 MB
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

On May 13th, the Education Hub - a non-profit organisation that connects teachers with education research - released a report on neurodivergent children in schools and early childhood centres. 

Gathering testimonies from 2,400 people, the report found that 15-20 percent of the population is neurodivergent, meaning they have conditions including autism, ADHD, dyslexia and anxiety.

Although the school system is supposedly inclusive, the Education Hub says schools and early childhood centres are failing neurodivergent children.

In response, it has called for more funding and a law change regarding specialist provisions or supports for children with special educational needs.

Producer Sofia Roger Williams spoke to Professor of Disability Studies and Inclusive Education Missy Morton at the University of Auckland about the report, and what support for teachers, neurodivergent children, and the families of these children should look like.