Neurodiversity may be every bit as crucial for the human race as biodiversity is for life in general. “
In basic terms, neurodiversity refers to the fact that we all think differently, and our brains function in different ways. Sometimes, this difference is clear to us, but other times it might be harder to detect or understand.
Neurodivergent individuals usually have a specific condition characterised by a cluster of behavioural or cognitive symptoms that impair ability to function ‘typically’ in society, whether that’s at home, in education, or in the workplace.
This is quite a simplistic understanding, though, and doesn’t account for the range of human experiences, individual differences, or the strengths of neurodivergent brains!
And more! These conditions have been around for a long time, but we’re only just starting to understand the complexities of them. New research is coming out in this area constantly, which is why it can be useful to keep an open mind and to stay informed as the field of research grows and changes.
Neurodiverse vs Neurodivergent
This can be a tricky one for many people, but the answers are simple.
A person can be neurodivergent, but not neurodiverse.
A group of people, or a collective, can be neurodiverse, but not neurodivergent.
Neurodiverse is a term used to describe a group of people, or a collective, whose thinking is different from other people in that group.
How does Ayoa help?
Promotes visual learning
Visual learning plays a leading role in how neurodivergent people process information. It’s also renowned for its ability to increase our creativity, with 70% to 90% of information received by the brain being through visual channels.
Organize ideas visually across mind maps, task boards and whiteboards.
Add images, videos and files for visual stimuli.
Visual indicators on tasks, such as urgency and importance tags.
Use our intuitive drag and drop functionality.
Flexible approach for all
Ayoa is designed for all individuals and teams to work together in the same place. Our flexible approach allows neurotypical and neurodivergent people to work together in the way that suits them.
Choose between three unique mind map styles to aid your thinking.
Choose between three task board styles to suit your working preference.
Easily switch between different views at any time.
Speed keys available for keyboard navigation and control.
Work can get busy – but distractions can make it especially difficult for neurodivergent people to focus. Ayoa’s intuitive design helps you to cut out the clutter and organize your work with ease.
Show/hide information on mind maps to reduce distractions.
Use handy tabs within tasks to break down complex information, such as notes, checklists and more.
Change the background colors of mind maps and boards for easy reading.
Use Brainstorm solo mode on mind maps to focus on your own ideas before collaborating with others.
Join the millions already using our software
Be part of our thriving community of top thinkers already using Ayoa to stay connected with their team and better manage their work.
No matter your team size, we have a number of flexible plans to suit you.