Here, Dr. Sue provides practical tips and advice to help us all balance the pressures and responsibilities of the situation with the need for self-care
In these current months of enforced remote learning, students’ support needs remain, which means we have to ensure that this support is maintained in order to prevent their education from being negatively impacted.
Remote learning requires all learners to adapt and change the way they study and learn, but for neurodiverse learners there may be additional challenges that can increase the time it takes them to adjust.
While the recommendations for support may not change, support staff may need to adjust their approach to allow for differences in communication that will present when assessing online.
Here, Dr. Sue explains how the COVID-19 crisis is forcing students to confront new strains on their attention, and what this might mean for attainment.
The human brain is an incredible structure. It’s able to learn complex skills, and continually re-organise and reconnect neural pathways. This ‘neuroplasticity’ is what enables us to learn.