Neurodiverse Children’s Books

Podcast episode: 109

From Hype to High School

Richard Woolley - MA Publishing

Children’s books that accurately reflect neurodiverse characters and themes have been hailed as “the latest publishing trend” in 2023, as publishers begin to realise the commercial potential of a previously underserved reading market. At a time when more and more school children are being diagnosed as having special educational needs, research shows that class study of neurodiverse books can be helpful to foster inclusion and greater understanding of these conditions. In this podcast, Richard Woolley asks to what extent neurodiverse books are making their way into secondary schools, with expert commentary from the frontline of teaching from Jen Owen. 

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