Inclusion

A Salutary Tale Of Two Neuro-Diverse, and Socially Diverse, Boys

Professor Amanda Kirby explores how confirmation bias - the tendency to process information by looking for, or interpreting information that is consistent with one’s existing beliefs - can lead to the mis-diagnosis and response to children, often limiting their life-chances.

Confirmation bias in decision making is largely unintentional and often results in ignoring some information. Existing beliefs can include one’s expectations in a given situation and predictions about a particular outcome.

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