Keynote: Understanding Neurodiversity in the Early Years

In this 2-hour webinar specifically for early years settings, early childhood specialist and author, Kerry Murphy, teaches you how to transform your early years practice by understanding the link between neurodiversity and wellbeing.

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Overview

Course overview

In this 2-hour webinar specifically for early years settings, early childhood specialist and author, Kerry Murphy, teaches you how to transform your early years practice by understanding the link between neurodiversity and wellbeing. Drawing on her background in early years, neurodiversity, disability and behaviour, Kerry introduces strategies you can put into action right away to help children honour their learning differences and foster positive self-awareness.

About Kerry Murphy

An early childhood specialist with a background in neurodiversity, disability and behaviour, Kerry Murphy is the author of A Guide to SEND in the Early Years and Little Minds Matter: Supporting the Wellbeing of Children with SEND. She is also a lecturer in early years and SEND at Goldsmiths University and currently completing her doctorate in play and neurodivergence at The University of Sheffield. Kerry’s aim in working in the early years is to challenge the deficit narratives about children whose development does not take a typical pathway. She also supports people to become neuroinclusive, including understanding the role of neurodiversity and ableism and the harms of traditional behaviour management approaches.

Suitable for

Senior leaders and classroom staff at early years settings.

Structure

Course structure

2-hour webinar.

Outcomes

Course outcomes

You will possess actionable insights, tools and techniques to: understand ablesim and neurodiversity, develop divergent pathways of development and understand the link between neurodiversity and wellbeing. 

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