The Neurodiverse & Inclusive Learning Environments Program
What if you could...
Tap into the strengths of every student?
Teach effortlessly because students know exactly what to do... and do it!
Take part in meaningful professional learning with colleagues from around the world?
Lead the way in creating learning environments where EVERY student thrives?
Give every student the tools they need to thrive in your learning environment?
Be a leader in creating neurodiverse and inclusive learning environments?
Today we will show you how.
Have you ever participated in a professional learning or development seminar that left you feeling engaged, informed, and entertained? While these events can be enjoyable, it's important to ask yourself what you truly gained from the experience. Did it have a lasting impact on your organization or practice? Did your students and colleagues benefit from your new knowledge? Although such seminars are typically well-planned and executed, their long-term impact can be questionable (trust us, we’ve delivered hundreds of them if not thousands and wondered what sustainable impact we had!).
That’s why we created the Neurodiverse & Inclusive Learning Environment Program, a professional development initiative designed to promote sustainable growth within schools. Our program includes an environmental profile growth measure to help you track your school's progress throughout the program and beyond.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This comprehensive program includes an environmental analysis and 5 sessions to develop learning environments in schools and university. The program will give you a solid foundation of neurodiversity knowledge and practical approaches that can be used to support neurodivergent students and young adults. The program, offered by Legacy Education, is designed to help participants understand the specific needs of neurodivergent people and adapt processes and systems to help them thrive.
Packages are available for schools and universities. Get in touch to learn more.
The program includes a unique growth measurement tool to help participants track their progress throughout the year. You'll also have the opportunity to join a cohort of individuals from around the world, allowing you to learn and grow together to achieve educational excellence. Key benefits of the program include:
Live modules with comprehensive environment analysis and assistance.
Customized guide to help navigate the learning process.
Opportunities to connect with a worldwide audience.
Thorough comprehension of the 4 Key Indicators of Neurodiversity and learning environments.
THE NEURODIVERSITY & INCLUSION LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS PROFILE
The NAILEP is an online tool that assesses an environment’s suitability to support all students, including those with learning differences. It evaluates strategies for Four Key Indicators: communication, cognition and learning, social-emotional strengthening, and executive functioning to help teachers and school leaders create an environment where all students can succeed. The NAILEP is taken at three points throughout the program.
Program Session Sample Program
Foundations of Neurodiverse and Inclusive Learning Environments
Explore the foundations of neurodiverse and inclusive learning environments, principles, features of learning, pedagogy, performance, and learning. Traditionally, school and classroom learning environments favored students who possessed the ability to sit still, listen attentively (or at least quietly), and complete assignments. Today's students arrive at school with a wide range of differences that the current education system was unprepared to address. This session brings focus on multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) to improve both preventative and responsive instruction for at-risk learners' academic and behavioral skills.
Optimizing Communication & Interaction
Session 2 focuses on how your learning environment supports students with Communication & Interaction (C&I) differences to varying degrees. As a C&I Champion, you can anticipate this area of student difference and establish the systems and methodologies highlighted in this program. C&I differences often associated can include: Speech/Language Autism (and Autism Spectrum Condition), other receptive and expressive communication differences.
Learning & Cognition Differences
In Session 3, we focus on developing routines and practices that allow students with differences in Learning & Cognition (L&C) to thrive. By establishing clear, systems and routines at the beginning of the year, you can eliminate systemic barriers to learning and help students with these differences to thrive. L&C differences may include Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD), Autism and Processing difficulties.
Session 4 focuses on Social-Emotional Strengthening (SES). SES is an essential aspect of helping neurodiverse learners develop resiliency, character, independence, and cooperative social skills. A school-wide approach that utilizes the tenets of SES, including character and integrity development, can lead to improved academic outcomes that include better attitude toward self, community engagement, social and conduct behaviors, and academic performance.
The final session will provide a general overview on executive functioning (EF) support to help educationalists establish routines to support EF and self-regulation skills.
EF includes cognitive flexibility, working memory, and inhibition control. These are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully.