“Neurodiversity is portrayed not as a limitation but as a source of incredible power and potential.”
This quote about Making a Mark! Discovering the Power of Neurodiversity on a Learning Safari is from an article by Karen Fletcher in Dyslexia Scotland’s Winter 2023 Dyslexia Voice magazine.
At the heart of Making a Mark! is one key issue: that we all learn in different ways, and that having a different learning style is not a failure but an opportunity.
Making a Mark! Discovering the Power of Neurodiversity on a Learning Safari is an educational resource in a story format aimed at 9–14 year olds. It highlights neurodiverse learning profiles – particularly dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and ADHD – while weaving in educational themes like grit and the growth mindset through its characters and their experiences.
The book uses world-famous sculptor Mark Stoddart’s life and art as inspiration and through powerful analogies shows that learning can be adventurous and safari-like. It teaches that every single brain is unique and therefore neurodiversity is ‘normal’.