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Dec 25, 2023

In today's Christmas Day Short Talk Judith Germain speaks to Reverend Ian Notts about the challenges around dyslexia and ADHD. In this conversation we touch on Ian's faith and how that impacts on how he sees how we can work with the neurodiverse.

Ian stressed working with individuals to find personalised solutions. Preparing to engage differently and make faith accessible is key. Judith advises leaders to look for signs and ease life through transparency.

Key Takeaways

  • Ian struggled in school with undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD, feeling like an "odd" child.
  • Structured routines, breaking tasks into short focused chunks, and morning work times help Ian stay productive with ADHD.
  • Art and visual methods worked best when engaging youth offenders with neurodiversity in restorative justice practices.
  • Leaders should engage directly with neurodiverse individuals to learn how to make services more accessible.

Reverend Ian Notts is a curate within the Church of England. He was previously a social worker.

You can find out more about our guest and today's episode in this Maverick Paradox Magazine article here.


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