Box of Ideas provides a wealth of information from pre-school to adulthood for individuals, parents and professionals to assist with encouraging independent living skills and aiding the passage through education to employment.
MIMS Learning is an online educational resource for GPs, nurses and other primary healthcare professionals, which helps to support best practice in primary care. It offers over 400 learning activities on a wide variety of clinical topics including:
This accredited, online program provides an overview of DCD, how to diagnose and manage the condition to help optimize function. The course is intended for Primary Care Providers and other Health Professionals. By completing the course you will learn to recognize the core features of DCD, evidence-based approaches to management, and how to communicate with parents and connect them with resources.
Please see the guidance notes for information on registering for the course.
Guides to Success was a participatory research project where the aim was to elicit the strategies that neurodiverse adults use to develop a series of guides to success as a resource for other adults struggling with neurodiversity. Guides were created on the topics of employment, relationships, further and higher eduaction and activities of daily living. For more information please see the Projects page.
The Top Tips and Tricks booklet was a participatory project undertaken by young people with neurodiverse profiles, that aimed to share their expertise about how they manage their daily activities with other children. This is a booklet written by young people for other young people funded by the Richard Benjamin Trust awarded to Dr Catherine Purcell, Lecturer at USW and Sally Scott-Roberts, Lecturer and Specialist Occupational Therapist at Cardiff University.
The 2-year, European funded LiMErIC project aimed to develop a non-formal training programme with blended learning methods (face-to-face and e-learning) for adults working in the extra-institutional early childhood education in order to strengthen their competences in the field of fostering language development and understanding intercultural issues.
The Dyscovery Centre took part in the Dyslang project with European partners to produce an online training course for teachers supporting a multilingual child with dyslexia.
Downloadable DYSLANG Modules (.pdf):
Prof Amanda Kirby, developed the Adult Developmental Coordination Disorder Checklist (ADC), the first screening tool developed specifically to identify the difficulties experienced by adults with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). For more information and to download the ACD please click here.
Professor Ian Stuart-Hamilton worked alongside Professor Karola Dillenburger, Professor Jane Hood and Dr Jennifer Austin, to develop the Autistic Spectrum Disorders guidance for psychologists. These guidelines are currently being updated and will be out later in the year.