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Call for trainers, trainees and alumni to support development of educational resources for trainers who are supporting neurodivergent trainees

Supporting and supervising neurodiverse trainees with the development of resources.

The School is working with The Professional Development Team, HEE London who are producing video resources for trainers who are supporting neurodivergent trainees. In particular trainees with dyslexia, ASD and ADHD. This is part of a broader piece of work within HEE to develop educational resources for both learners and trainers to support this emerging and very important need.

We would like to hear from any trainers who are currently supporting trainees with any of the above and who would like to talk on video about the following:
1. Your experience of supervising a neurodivergent trainee?
2. What worked well / helped in your approach to ensure that you got the best out of your trainee?
3. What was less useful? Challenges?
4. Tips/advice for other trainers
5. Resources and other agencies you turned to.

We would also like to hear from any trainees current or alumni who would like to share their experience of what it is like to live and work with a neurodiverse condition. In particular we would like to explore:
1. What makes you neurodiverse? Explain briefly about the condition and how it affects you.
2. Have you ever felt embarrassed or unsafe about declaring your ND? What would make you feel more comfortable?
3. What has been your experience and how has it impacted your training? (To bring out both positive and less positive)
4. What helped? What other strategies/adjustments etc could have helped?
5. How does your supervisor support you?

What are the logistics for filming these resources?

  • How would the filming work on the day? The filming would take place via MS Teams and we would require approx. 45 minutes of your time.
  • Where will the video be published? The video will be placed on the National HEE website and will be freely available on the internet.
  • Should you prefer to remain anonymous it will be possible to do an audio recording only and/or– using use an actor’s voice – and your details will not be revealed.

If you have any questions and would like to talk in advance, please do not hesitate to contact Louise Ayers, Head of Programme Support, or Katherine Bayley at nshcs@hee.nhs.uk

Last updated on 11th May 2022

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