It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.
Dyslexia: Not well defined. A component seems to be "weak executive functioning" - something common to AD(H)D and autism. A tendency towards visual thinking. Similar reports of "take away my dyslexia and you take away what makes me ME" to those of Aspies and their syndrome.
Seems to me that we have a loooooooooong way to go before teaching and assessment techniques match potential best practice.
There is still an issue that many people do not wish to be "labelled" because of consequent "stigma." My view is that those people are to some extent perpetuating stigma with this attitude; vicious circle that it's very hard to break out of, because they are not entirely wrong.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Low on specifics, high on references to other resources. I am concluding that the efficacy of some adaptations would be heavily dependent on subject. STEM might have different problems from humanities and subjects with a practical hands-on aspect look to be different from those that do not.
Reading the chapters out of order means the page numbers will jump around a bit. The book is designed so that most of the chapters are independent of each other.
Assistive technologies: Being published in 2009, this was before the era of ubiquitous smart phones. Which is to say it's out of date on the specifics and if you re-wrote it now it would go out of date just as fast or faster.
Diagnostic assessment: One should keep an open mind during assessment because people frequently have more than one neurodiverse condition, they have overlapping symptoms and without a detailed personal history assessment scores can be grossly mis-interpreted.
Higher Education Institutions in the UK are under a legal obligation to pro-actively adapt to the needs of disabled students. Waiting until someone with a specific kind of disability to rock up before considering what mitigating action to take is not good enough. I wonder how many of them actually do this?
Where the term "neurodiversity" came from seems to be disputed - could be the USA, could be Australia. Either way it came from the online autistic community but it currently exists as an umbrella covering way more than autism.
Oh dear! Well that rapidly deteriorated - I'm not sure if it's all just nonsense or if I just don't know what she's talking about...
Singer talks about how language surrounding neurodiversity hadn't "crystallised" at the time of writing. Thankfully "autisitics" seems to have died. It's like referring to people as "disableds."
All Arthur's knights are astonished; is it a phantom or fairy? But Arthur answers the unexpected guest courteously and with respect. The Green Knight wants a game, but not a traditional joust...
Darwin commences what will become The Origin of Species - a book that will change humanity's view of itself and the entire biosphere of Earth - or at least did for that part of humanity that is both educated and not wilfully stupid.