31. Advocating for Neurodiverse Students to Create a Classroom of Rainbow Skies with Lydia

Advocating for Neurodiverse Students to Create a Classroom of Rainbow Skies with Lydia

This is a conversation every educator needs to hear! Today, we dive deep into advocacy for neurodiverse learners in the classroom with Lydia. 

How are we advocating for Neurodiverse Students?

Lydia was formally in the medical field and is now a teacher. She is also a mother of 3 children. Her son has a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADHD and one daughter has a diagnosis of ADHD. 

 

Lydia shares how she has advocated for her children over the years and how important it is for schools and parents to work together as a team. 

 

We also chat about the diverse needs in her own classroom, how tears are okay during your first year (in fact they are normal) and we also touch on the power of having a cheerleader who wholeheartedly believes in you. 

 

Save this conversation and then share it with a friend because it is gold.

 

You can access more teacher strategies, classroom inspiration and a wealth of resources by visiting our website  www.rainbowskycreations.com.

 

Rainbows ahead,

Ashleigh and Alisha

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

Connect with Lydia and learn more about supporting students with Tourette’s Syndrome through https://www.tourette.org.au/

 

Learn more about supporting students with ADHD:

https://www.adhdaustralia.org.au/

https://www.adhdwa.org/

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