Research shows that there are at least 1 in 8 people that have one or more Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities and most conditions overlap. What support is there for adult learners who are neurodiverse? ‘Tech for good’ software such as the ‘Do-IT Profiler’ www.doitprofiler.com provides an accessible, whole person approach to screening identifying traits associated with:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Dyspraxia/ Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
- Developmental Language Disorders (DLD)
- Learning Disabilities
- The Do-IT Profiler also provides immediate practical strategies to empower the person and support their learning.
As the Business Director for Do-IT Solutions in the Criminal Justice System, Helen brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience of neurodiversity in college and offender learning, having worked in a variety of roles from being a law lecturer in college to senior leadership in both the FE and Criminal and Youth Justice sector. It was within these settings that she first encountered Profiler and became a champion of its usefulness even before she worked for Do-IT Solutions.
She has led projects, contracts and teams supporting offenders in custody and through the gate and as a result, gained first-hand knowledge of the challenges offenders and staff face.
She has worked on European projects focussed on reducing reoffending and supporting people in custody and has sat on strategic boards and advisory groups to support reducing reoffending through offender learning.