Guides to Success

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.

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Top Tips and Tricks

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.

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Parents Practical Tips

This is a resource of useful tried and tested ideas, written by parents of children with a neurodiverse profile for other parents, whose child might be facing some of the same challenges and might benefit from some practical tips. For more information about this project please see the Projects page.

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Box Of Ideas

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

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:

MacHealth and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD): A GP training pack

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.

Complete the MacHealth GP training course for Developmental Coordination Disorder

Please see the guidance notes for information on registering for the course.

NHS resources

The NHS provides information on Developmental Coordination Disorder (dyspraxia) in both children and adults.

Language MEets Intercultural Competences (LiMErIC)

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.

Download the LiMErIC hand book

Dyslexia and Additional Language Learning (DYSLANG)

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):

The Adult Developmental Coordination Disorder Checklist

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.