Team and Group Coaching Community of Practice – Neurodiversity: What Coaches Must Know

Please join the Team and Group Coaching Community of Practice and Morwenna Stewart for an exploration on how we embrace difference in coaching. Officially, 15% to 20% of people are ‘neurodivergent (ND)’ (autistic, ADHD, dyslexic, dyspraxic, dyscalculic, Tourette syndrome, and others). However, data on underdiagnosis suggests that figures may be closer to 30% to 40%. Therefore, every team and group coach will work with ND clients – whether each party knows it or not. ND minds work differently – often with more extreme strengths and struggles. Most people will have issues with executive functioning skills. Many have experienced trauma. That can be from being ‘othered’ or being excluded and not knowing why. That being said, answers to these questions will be addressed: What is neurodiversity and what language should we use? How are neurodivergent people different? How may trauma present in ND people? What adjustments must we make? When should we refer to other specialists? Think about your practice: Throughout the session, think about how this affects your practice. What ways of working might need to change? How might you adapt your practice, given what you are learning? There is also a Pre-Session viewing opportunity for those are attending: view this video on the social vs medical model of disability:

*This session has been tentatively approved for 1 CCE Unit in Core Competency and 0.5 CCE Units in Resource Development. 

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ICF Global - July 2022 1 Core Competency from January 01, 2022
ICF Global - July 2022 0.5 Resource Development from January 01, 2022