Supporting Neurodiverse Learners

Neurodiversity presents itself in many ways for the ākonga you work with. In this workshop, you will learn more about different types of neurodiversity and how you can help learners to overcome the challenges these conditions can create. We will simplify and demystify this topic – penetrating the labels and allowing you to understand this topic in simple and effective terms. Together we will uncover practical strategies to help your neurodiverse learners achieve their full potential.  
What the workshop will cover: 

  • Key types of neurodiversity  
  • Understand sensory and cognitive differences 
  • Myths and misconceptions – cutting through the misinformation 
  • Problems and challenges neurodiverse learners face 
  • Strategies you can use to support learner success 
  • Hot seat – ask me anything at all - no questions will be off limits! 


Who is it for? 

Any governance members, staff, educators, tutors, kaiako, volunteers in adult and community education.  

About the facilitator 

Nigel Sutton 
Nigel has been involved in adult education for the past 17 years and he has worked across the sector; universities, polytechnics, private training establishments and ACE. He has been in the ACE sector for the past seven years as Director at the Wellington High School and Community Education Centre. He is also the President of the Community Learning Association through Schools (CLASS). 

How can I register?

To find out more about the Supporting Neurodiverse Learners or to organise a regional workshop, please send an email to Tai Samaeli or call 04 473 6625.