Neurodiversity & Neurodivergent
A neurodivergent person behaves, thinks, and learns differently than a neurotypical person (neuromajority). This word refers to a person whose brain processes differently from what is considered typical. This includes Autistic people, those with ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Tourette's syndrome, OCD and a variety of other neurodivergent conditions (neurominority).
Neurodiverse refers to a group of people that includes both neurominority and neuromajority.
Neurodiversity is an approach to education and ability that acknowledges that diverse neurological differences are the result of normal changes and part of the human DNA.
Neuro-differences are recognised and valued as a social category, much like race, sexual orientation, gender, or ability.
A condition such as dyslexia, for example, is an essential element of who a person is. Taking away their dyslexia is taking away from the individual.