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Practical Protection Podcast: Neurodiversity

Kathryn Knowles | Cura
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30th April 2021
Kathryn Knowles Cura
"ADHD affects 3-4% of UK adults, dyspraxia affects 5% of the population, 700,000 people are living with autism and 6.5 million have dyslexia."

Hi everyone, we really hoped you enjoyed the last episode of the Practical Protection Podcast, ‘Menopause, breaking the taboo’.

This week I have Matt Rann back with me and we are focusing upon neurodiversity. We are taking a look at accessing insurance when someone has ADHD, autism, dyspraxia and/or dyslexia.

A big part of this session is focused upon adviser skills and responsibilities, to ensure that clients are supported. We also talk about potential underwriting questions and how insurers can take steps to improve their communications.

ADHD affects 3-4% of UK adults, dyspraxia affects 5% of the population, 700,000 people are living with autism and 6.5 million have dyslexia. These all add up and present a huge amount of potential clients that must be approached and supported in the best possible way.

These conditions can affect people in different ways, some may have more or stronger symptoms than others and some may not seem to have any symptoms at all. It is important that advisers are able to spot the symptoms and accomodate to the needs of their clients, to ensure the client is fully supported.

You can listen to the episode at https://practical-protection.co.uk/neurodiversity/.

In a couple of weeks' time I welcome back fellow host Roy McLoughlin and will be joined by Katharine Moxham for the next episode, where we will be discussing group insurance and the potential for introducing group cover to your clients, especially those with small-to-medium businesses.

Don’t forget to claim your CPD certificate here once you have listened to the episode at https://practical-protection.co.uk/claim-your-cpd/.

Please don’t worry if your work systems are not keen on the CPD form (it’s a Google form). Contact me on social media or through the website and I will be able to issue the certificate directly to you.

 

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