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Neurodiversity Behavioural Strategies
Episode 12816th November 2023 • How Not to Screw Up Your Kids • Dr Maryhan
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1 in 5 children are described as neurodivergent; affecting the way they experience, understand and interact with the world. I'll share the common characteristics neurodivergent children share - whether they present with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, or Dyslexia - and most importantly the best behavioural strategies to support them.

Here are the highlights:

(1:20) Neurodivergence context

(4:16) Characteristics of neurodivergence

(15:30) Be quick with descriptive praise 

(20:24) Keep instructions short and succinct

(22:04) Practice skills at home for social situations

(25:26) Teach consequences

(26:52) Remember there are strengths as well as challenges

(28:00) Help your child build their toolkit

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