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Neurodiversity in the health setting

14 May @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Venue: Zoom (online) – day seminar

Audience: Pastoral Leaders, Houseparents, School Nurses

Course outline

Neurodivergence is a term used to describe the different ways people think. It covers the differences in neurological function across the population. This course considers ways of supporting those who think in different ways and how to reduce anxiety.

Training topics will include:

  • Awareness of the most common forms of neurodivergence including ADHD, Tourette’s syndrome and autism.
  • The signs of common forms of neurodivergence
  • The causes of anxiety linked to neurodivergence
  • Support for young people in the educational setting

Learning outcomes:

  • A working knowledge of some of the common forms of neurodivergence
  • The ability to identify neurodivergent traits and the actions to take
  • How to reduce the levels of anxiety surrounding neurodivergence
  • The ability to develop strategies to enable neurodivergent people to fulfil their potential


  • HIEDA Member Rate: £155
  • Non-member Rate: £310*

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Rosie McManus RSCN, Dip HR (Child), BSc (Hons), MSc (Law), Head of Boarding, St John’s College School

Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children Rosie came to school nursing in the independent sector 16 years ago. With a passion for boarding pastoral and health care Rosie has developed an interest in the understanding and development of the health needs of boarding school students. Passionate about the nurse’s role in the delivery of the PSHE curriculum, Rosie is currently the Head of Boarding at St John’s College School, she has a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law, is a NUCO trainer and has a keen interest in the development of the school nurse role.


14 May
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Health in Education Association