"Neurodivergent" vs. "Neurodiversity"


Language matters. As we learn more, our language evolves. The term “neurodivergent” (while frequently misused) means a variety of the composition of the brain; it exists in comparison to the neurotypical (socially constructed concept of “normal”) brain. Neurodivergent folks may have developmental or intellectual disability, or mental health conditions. A person is neurodivergent (adjective), while a person may value neurodiversity (noun).

Language matters. Did I miss anything in my definition? I’m listening.

Speaking of listening, did you catch the "10 Habits for a Special Needs Parent" podcast episode? If not, check it out here!

4 views

Magnificent Minds Inc. Private School and Therapeutic Services

Toronto Campus: 37 Southbourne Avenue - School Wing, Toronto, ON

Vaughan Campus: 9600 Bathurst St. - Kimel Education Centre, Vaughan, ON

Phone:  647-404-6349 OR 647-985-7001  

© 2020 Magnificent Minds Inc.

This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now