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Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Train Faculty & Staff to Recognize and Respond so All Students Can be Successful

May 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

SUNY Broome Professional development

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: W203A

Hosted by: Dr. Stephanie Malmberg

Please register.

Students with neurodiversity are often viewed as “weird” or “strange” due to their issues related to social interaction and social norms. Additionally, neurodivergent students may have characteristic traits like lack of eye contact, speaking in a monotone voice, or using hand gestures or having tics. At times, some faculty and staff may view these students as “not following the rules” or conforming to the class code of conduct. Through a deeper understanding of some of the traits of neurodiversity, instructors and staff members can learn how to address these “unexpected behaviors” and keep the class moving forward for all students.

Join us when our expert presenter will explore neurodiversity and the types of disabilities that can be seen today in the classroom. With the umbrella term of neurodiversity being so large and all encompassing, she will help faculty and staff be best prepared to meet the needs of these students and ensure that they are properly accommodated in and out of the classroom.

Participation Outcomes:
As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Help faculty members gain a better understanding of how to address “unexpected behavior” in the classroom and creative ideas for accommodating neurodiversity — address these “unexpected behaviors” in the classroom and keep the class moving forward for all students.
  • Remain in compliance with disability regulations – fully accommodate students with neurodiversity both in and out of the classroom and set up support systems to assist when people are struggling with the implementation of accommodations with key stakeholders across your campus community.
  • Create a campus-wide working group on the issue of neurodiversity – include faculty, staff, students, and visitors to truly engage on the topic of neurodiversity and push for better inclusivity and acceptance on campus.
  • Provide a safe space for students with neurodiversity – ensure all students feel welcomed, acknowledged and accepted on campus.

Submitted by: Deena Price


May 9, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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