This edited book brings together the expertise of a powerful group of authoritative writers. It begins by explaining how a psychologist identifies a range of specific learning differences in students. The context is expanded by a chapter that explores models of disability and relates these to relevant legislation. For example, in the UK, the new Disability Equality Duty has raised the profile of the area covered by this book, since specific learning differences are categorised as disabilities. There follows six chapters that provide detailed information about the most common types of neurodiversity. Chapter Nine explores the overall learning and teaching aspects of this agenda in terms of institutional policy, and the final substantive chapter describes the most effective computer programs, hardware and other equipment which students use to help them access the curriculum. The book is framed by an introduction that sets the scene, and a summary that lists the key issues for the sector and forecasts future trends. Each chapter will contain a balance between theoretical and practical aspects. Case studies are designed to have international appeal.The book is supported by an already popular website, Brain HE, which will contain extra materials and colour photographs.
Dr David Pollak is Principal Lecturer in Learning Support at De Montfort University. He runs the highly successful website brainhe.com. He has specialised in neurodiversity such as dyslexia for over 30 years, and is a UK National Teaching Fellow.