Neurodiversity – Diagram showing how dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D and Asperger’s Syndrome overlap

Clear diagram showing how people who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D and Aspergers Syndrome can share characteristics.

Clear diagram showing how people who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D and Aspergers Syndrome can share characteristics.

This is one of the most popular posts to my Facebook page so have posted it here too. This diagram  is a useful tool to show people what it might mean to be dyslexic or dyspraxic and shows the different areas that can affect someone with a neuro-diverse profile.

It also helps us to answer these common questions asked by the people we support at Diverse-Learners who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D:

How can I have dyspraxia when I play sports?

My friend / sibling / parent has dyslexia but I don’t have the same difficulties as them?

I have been identified with dyspraxia / dyslexia but I think I might have ADD?

I don’t work hard enough and that has nothing to do with my dyslexia / dyspraxia / AD(H)D does it?

Students are often surprised by how people with neurodiverse profiles have many things in common but are all so different. I also have first hand experience of this. I am dyspraxic and so is my eldest child. How we cope with having dyspraxia  is very different as it presents us with different challenges and we utilise the skills it gives us it in different ways.

This difference  is one of the things I love about my job. Everyone needs different strategies and techniques to minimise the negative  impact they personally experience of dyslexia/dyspraxia/AD(H)D  and exploit the great things it brings too.


This diagram is a really visual way of presenting quite a complex concept in a very accessible way – thanks to danda  for creating it.

 

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One Comment to “ Neurodiversity – Diagram showing how dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D and Asperger’s Syndrome overlap ”

  1. Laura says: Reply

    Hello, I’m very interested in learning more about dyspraxia.
    Thank you for your time

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