Scottish neurodiverse learning platform seeks six-figure investment

Scottish neurodiverse learning platform seeks six-figure investment

Angela Prentner Smith

Glasgow-based This is Milk has announced it is seeking a £1 million investment for its ‘neurodiverse first’ online learning platform, Neve which will meet the needs of people with learning challenges such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Investors will receive a share in This is Milk, which has doubled its annual turnover for each of the last three years.

The agency, founded eight years ago by Angela Prentner-Smith, has gained a reputation for its human-centred approach to its training and consultancy services.

Neve Learning is a cloud-based Ed-Tech platform developed by This is Milk, designed to help training providers and organisations manage and deliver learning in a more inclusive way, that includes neurodiversity, and is aligned with a future-focused education framework.

This platform takes an accessibility-first approach and has been designed from the ground up to be inclusive and to consider the needs of all users.

Ms Prentner-Smith said: “In today’s e-learning market, learners and educators encounter drawbacks with many products.

“These range from limited face-to-face communication during training sessions and learning activities that can feel socially disconnected or lonely for some students. This can lead to less focus on skills practice and an over-reliance on theory.

“People with disabilities or those like myself who are neurodiverse can encounter an added stumbling block in having only limited access to courses and materials.

“With Neve, we will strive to resolve these challenges and others by providing ways to improve where, when, what, and how people learn.”

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