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♠ Higher Functioning Autism (Asperger’s Syndrome)
♠ Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
♠ Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Throughout this blog I may have used many words that are strange, new or confusing (or all three!). So I have made a list with the word(s) and their meaning. If I have missed any words out then do tell and I can add it to the list.
ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.
DCD: Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (Alternative title to Dyspraxia)
Dyspraxia: The ‘condition’s’ current name.
Dyspraxic: A person /individual who has been diagnosed with Dyspraxia.
Fine Motor Control: The ‘little’ movements (Like tracking something with eyes, clicking and shoe laces).
Gross Motor Control: The ‘big’ movements of the body (such as moving an arm or leg).
Learning Difference: instead of describing a person with a negative label to make out that they are unable to do something (Disabilities, conditions, learning problems etc). Learning Difference is a way of making it sound more positive.
Occupation Therapist: A professional who seeks out learning disabilities in people and brings it to the person’s attention. They can also offer guidance and support for the individual.
Self Esteem: What a person thinks/feels about themselves.
Speech Therapist: A professional who helps people gain the ability to talk/communicate.
Tangibly Familiar: A term I’ve coined, it describes a metaphor used for depression.
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