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Question: Critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of the neurodiversity movement. 68%

PL3S148 Embracing Neurodiversity

Answer: Neurodiversity is an emerging field in the world of Psychology that challenges people's perceptions about disabilities (Fenton, 2007). The Neurodiversity Movement encompasses a wide range of neurological differences (Robertson, 2008). The term Neurodiversity was first coined in 1998 by Judy Singer and has been a progressive term since, originally used by the autistic community in an effort to move away from the medical term of Autism (Jaarsma, 2011). The term has since expanded and is now often used in reference to many neuro-diverse conditions, including, but not limited to; ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Specific language impairment. These neurological differences are ‘spectrum’ conditions, having a range of characteristics but of share common features in relation to learning and processing information (Cohen, 2009). According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and statistical ...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: PL3S148 Embracing Neurodiversity
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 3028
  • Date submitted: December 05, 2018
  • Date written: November, 2018
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8576

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