When it comes to making choices in life, there is no one-size-fits-all solution; every individual has a unique set of needs and preferences. This is also true for education. Some students do well in a traditional school environment, while students who are neurodivergent may require alternative learning arrangements that will allow them to grow and truly thrive.
“Neurodivergent” is an umbrella term used to describe a number of conditions that may include dyslexia, ADHD, autism, Tourette syndrome, and others. Students who are neurodivergent have neurological differences in how their brains function—that is, their brains function differently from students who are considered “neurotypical,” or who have standard neurological functioning.
In a traditional school setting, neurodivergent students may encounter barriers to learning, such as bullying, pace of learning, overstimulation caused by loud noises and bright lighting. A remote learning environment can provide solutions for these stressors and learning barriers that can otherwise keep students who are neurodivergent from enjoying the learning process and meeting their full potential.
Here are just a few features of remote learning that aid students who are neurodivergent in the learning process: