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Welcome to the Brighter Thinking Pod from Cambridge University Press - Education. We provide a place where international education enthusiasts from all backgrounds can come together to discuss the challenges faced by teachers in a modern classroom and discover new teaching ideas. 

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Mar 13, 2023

Welcome back to this two-part episode on neurodiversity. In this second part, we discuss strategies for making schools and societies more inclusive spaces.

Our host again for this episode is Head of Teaching & Learning Strategy at Cambridge Assessment International Education, Paul Ellis. He is rejoined by our two special guests.

Professor Amanda Kirby is a neurodiversity campaigner, medical doctor, academic, researcher, and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of a fast-expanding tech and health/educational profiling company – Do IT – and chair of the ADHD Foundation in the UK.

Lauren Woods is Assessment Accessibility Advisor at Cambridge Assessment International Education. She is a former member of a school leadership team with fourteen years’ school-based experience, and has coordinated provision for and supported students with special educational needs and disabilities.

Show notes

‘Top tips for supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities before and during exams’, Lauren Woods and Paul Ellis – Cambridge Assessment International Education blog  

ADHD Foundation

ADHD Foundation, Umbrella Gang Comics

Professor Amanda Kirby LinkedIn

Professor Amanda Kirby Twitter

Lauren Woods LinkedIn

Cambridge Assessment International Education, Education Brief – Inclusive Education