WHAT IS NEURODIVERSITY?

Supporting Neurodivergent Talent in the workplace

Neurodiversity refers to the range of diversity in which the human brain works. Additionally, with the human brain there is a variety of ways in which we think, learn, process information and relate to others. As human beings intrinsically we do not all think, learn and process information in the same way. For a long period of time it was widely considered that there was only one way the brain functioned and that any other way of thinking, learning or processing information must be considered wrong or disordered. Today many people are given labels or categorised as having neurological differences or disabilities such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and autism. Yet, for so long society seemed fixated with fixing these individuals to make them become more typical. Now what we are seeing is that a growing percentage of people globally are receiving diagnosis and labels of various differences and disabilities and as a consequence many are being categorised as 'Neurodivergent'. It is estimated that 15-20% of the global population is neurodiverse.