#LTHEchat 34 with Anne Nortcliffe (@anortcliffe) on ‘understanding neurodiversity’ (hidden disabilities)

This Wednesday we are delighted to have Anne Nortcliffe (@anortcliffe) with us for #LTHEchat to discuss ‘undrstanding neurodiversity (hidden disabilities)’.

Neurodiversity is an umbrella term referring to a group of neurological development disorders which share common features, in particular differences in how people learn and process information. Definitions vary, but the term to refers to dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD) and Autistic Spectrum (Autism / Asperger’s syndrome). Under the law these conditions are collectively known as ‘hidden disabilities’, a useful term for gaining and securing disability discrimination rights under the Equality Act 2010.



Anne Nortcliffe


Anne describes herself as an active leader, researcher and innovator of learning technology, and learning, teaching and assessment approaches for Higher Education. Anne disseminates locally, nationally and internationally in peer reviewed journals, book chapter contributions, seminars, workshops and conferences. In particular Anne supports academic staff and student development in audio feedback. Anne is neuro-diverse challenged, her background is in engineering, with experience in pre-92 and post-92 institutions.

You can connect with Anne on Twitter (@anortcliffe) and all major social networks.

The Storify is available here

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See you Wednesday, same time, same place 😉 – 8-9PM GMT #LTHEchat

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2 Responses to #LTHEchat 34 with Anne Nortcliffe (@anortcliffe) on ‘understanding neurodiversity’ (hidden disabilities)

  1. Pingback: The Neurodiverse ! Part 1 : Defining Neurodiversity | The Educational Technologist

  2. adamgrice says:

    Your Tweet chat was very interesting and has prompted me to post something re: Neurodiversity https://theeducationaltechnologistblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/the-neurodiverse-part-1-defining-neurodiversity/
    I’m going to do a second blog post looking at Educational technology approaches to designing inclusive practice around Neurodiversity as a follow up….


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