Neurodiverse Students

What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is the concept that all humans vary in terms of our neurocognitive ability. Everyone has talents and things they struggle with. However, for some people the variation between those strengths and weaknesses is more pronounced, which can bring talent and can also be disabling.

Those who are neurodivergent tend to find some things very easy and other things incredibly hard. This usually leads to an inconsistent performance at school or work.

Neurodivergence can be a competitive advantage when the individuals are in the right environment, making use of their strengths, instead of constantly trying to overcome challenges.

Neurodiverse conditions include but are not limited to:

  • ADHD
  • autism
  • dyslexia
  • dyspraxia
  • dyscalculia
  • sensory processing disorder
  • Tourette syndrome
  • traumatic brain injury

Any neurocognitive profile that is not “neurotypical” could be included.

People with neurological differences have unique challenges in addition to all the normal struggles of any college student that can lead to an increased prevalence of anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions. Furthermore, folks who identify as neurodivergent have different constellations of skills, needs, and comfort levels with various approaches to addressing stress and mental health concerns.

If you are a student who identifies as neurodivergent and would like to speak with a counselor to connect to further support, reach out to make an appointment. Below are some additional resources to support you in your life and as a college student.


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