The Neurodiversity & Inclusion Learning Environments Profile will help you find out!
When we consider how neurodiversity presents itself in schools and classrooms, we often put these patterns of behaviors into distinct categories. They can include:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Speech and Language Impairments
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Fine and Gross Motor Skills Difficulties
Processing difficulties, etc.
It is impossible for any single person to give attention to the specific needs of all students who demonstrate the above differences. Countless teachers exhaust themselves trying to do so, and they eventually leave the profession due to burnout. Yet school leaders, districts, and many policies insist teachers adapt and simplify every lesson, modify curriculum, and then somehow expect all students to pass a standardized test. While taking some of the aforementioned measures might be a good thing, it is clearly not working!
The Neurodiversity and Inclusion Learning Environments Profile (NAILEP)© provides a strengths analysis of your school and classroom's learning environments for supporting and strengthening students with learning differences at a foundational level. The NAILEP explores four key areas that can affect neurodiverse learners’ ability to thrive in your environment, and then provides specific feedback based on individual and leaders' results. The areas addressed by the NAILEP include:
Communication & Interaction
Learning & Cognition
You will explore your learning environment's strengths for supporting students in each of these areas, and after completing the NAILEP, you will be provided with an individualized Action Guide based on your results.
How can you get the NAILEP?
This strengths profile will be available to select schools and individuals in Mid-April. Sign up for the Legacy Education email list to be one of the first to access it and receive a special offer. Just say "I'd like to stay in touch about the NAILEP" in the Subject line and you'll be added to the list.
More about the NAILEP
The NAILEP was formed out of decades of research, working with hundreds of teachers, and supporting school leaders and organizations around the world.