April 7, 2022
Enhancing the Creativity of the STEM Professional Workforce by Transforming Education for Neurodiverse Learners
Every student deserves to thrive in an educational environment. The unjustified need for conformity in the current pre- and post-secondary education systems is causing significant damage to the mental health and self-efficacy of our non-traditional learners, specifically neurodiverse populations like those with ADHD, dyslexia, and autism, amongst others. Sadly, our education system follows the deficit-based paradigm used in the medical model, which stigmatizes neurodivergent learners and overlooks their unique potential for contributing to the technological advancement of the nation.