Harriet Axbey “Neurotypical interventions: A neurodiverse approach to school-based social communication support”

In Students by Debbie Curtis

  • Durham University
  • Education
  • harriet.a.axbey@durham.ac.uk

I graduated from Durham University in June 2018 with a first class BA Primary Education degree, where I qualified as a teacher at the same time. My research will focus on developing more neurodiverse approaches to school-based interventions. Where previously interventions have focused on educating autistic children in ‘how to be normal’, my research will attempt to find alternative interventions aimed at teaching neurotypical children to better understand autistic individuals. As an autistic individual, this research has personal significance for me, and I will specifically be looking at the differences in how interactions are perceived and coded by autistic children and researchers. My aim is to produce a useful and workable resource for educators which helps improve the school social experience for autistic and non-autistic children.