Neurodiversity and Co-occurring difficulties
Neurodiversity is a relatively new term. It helps to promote the view that neurological differences are to be recognised and respected as any other human variation. It is used to counter negative social connotations that currently exist and to make it easier for people of all neurotypes to contribute to the world as they are, rather than attempting to think or appear more 'typically'.
Neurodiversity encompasses all specific learning difficulties (SpLD), many of which co-occur or overlap. We have explored in more detail the SpLD that most often co-occur with dyslexia.