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Neurodiversity in Game Making
According to Statista, in 2021 18% of the games industry identified as neurodivergent. So what is neurodiversity?
Neurodiversity is the concept that all humans vary in terms of our neurocognitive ability. Everyone has both talents and things they struggle with. However, for some people the variation between those strengths and challenges is more pronounced, which can bring advantage but can also be disabling.
Neurodivergent people tend to find some things very easy and other things incredibly hard. Without the right adjustments, this can lead to inconsistent performance at school or work.
Neurodiversity can be a competitive advantage when the individuals are in the right environment, making use of their strengths, instead of constantly trying to overcome challenges.
By working with a diverse team, employees have more of an opportunity to learn from a range of workplace skills.
To help achieve this, we aim to create inclusive spaces to work and learn, that reduce disabling factors and amplify diverse abilities.
There are many different types of neurodiversity, such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Autism and we have created the following mind maps to help translate some commonly described traits which can be real strengths for anyone looking for a career within the Gaming Industry.
What is Neurodiversity
There are many different types of neurodiversity, such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Autism and we have created the following mind maps to help translate some typical characteristics which are seen as real strengths for anyone looking for a career within the Gaming Industry.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia, is a type of neurodiversity, is a common learning difficulty that mainly causes problems with reading, writing and spelling.
What is Dyspraxia?
Dyspraxia, is a type of neurodiversity, is also known as developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD). It is a common disorder that affects movement and co-ordination. It can affect your co-ordination skills, such as tasks requiring balance, playing sports or learning to drive a car.
What is ADHD?
ADHD, a type of neurodiversity, stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, although not everyone has the hyperactivity part.
What is Autism?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a type of neurodiversity, is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain.
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