Aspie, an endearing term those with Asperger’s may call themselves or others with it, if there accepting of the diagnosis. And see there not just a little more geaky, then the rest of us,! Lol!
DSM stands for the Diagnostic Statistical Manual– it’s the doctors and diagnosticians bible to all diagnosis related stats. It tells everyone what one has or doesn’t with a medical stand point.
ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and Executive Functioning Deficits. I combined these because the worst executive functioning issues that I’ve seen in moderate to HF disabled individuals are among those with ASD. Executive Functioning effects your ability to predict time and plan sufficiently. Someone with it could be clueless on how long it takes to do something, might suggest an unreasonable You don’t have to have ASD to have issues with this however.
IEP. This is a term used in the US in nursery school- secondary schools- basically anything up to High School. It stands for Individualized Education Plan. It is ONLY created through a public school system, and can be created for ANY qualifying student. This is the ONLY way, for someone with special needs to get anything, universally made as an exception for them. I will in the future have separate posts discussing this in more depth.
SPD, it’s older term is, Sensory Integration Disorder or SID. For more about this. I have an entire blog on this exact issue. Visit it here-www.sensorysolutions1.com
MCS. Multiple Chemical Syndrome, These individuals react to several chemicals that can be used in the construction of buildings, houses, in the air, cosmetics, cleaning products, the ink on paper, or even in some drugs. There reactions usually aren’t bad enough for hospitalization if there aware of there condition and try to regularly accomodate for it. However, some with MCS, regardless of awareness or accomodation are very limited in life. They may rarely go outside there home, because of it. And some, can’t even do something as simple as go to the grocery, or read certain magazines. Please see more info about this on my sensory blog mentioned above. Folks with MCS can exhibit similar or the same reactions to things that some of the neurologically different with SPD may struggle with. And some of there solutions have to be the same. But, clearly these are two separate conditions.
Pyroloria is a condition most have no knowledge of, sadly. I just, happily discovered it, this past spring. However, it has atleast a couple characteristics that are the same as Aspies! Some Aspie characteristics actually, I’m very fond of. They are, Things like being child like, and incredibly kind. We both are like this. Pretty cool, that we share these things. Right?
Anyway, folks with it, unless “cured” produce too much, kyrptopyrrole or hemepyrrole (A chemical that everyone’s body create/has.) This chemical then binds with B6 and zinc making them not work significantly in the individuals body and then causing a number of symptoms and trait differences in that person. Those traits, symptoms, challenges, and solutions, can be sometimes what also helps or is related to those with neurological or neurobiological conditions.
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I really hate how this condition is caused. Those with it can defiantly have minor to severe sensory issues as well as anxiety issues, depression, and difficulty adapting to change. The chance this condition is reduced is very dependent on properly executed, expensive, medical assistance. And the timing of it needs to be the sooner the better. Along with a continued CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Thinking) mindset, and the right life-style.
Specific Learning Disabilities- is now a diagnosis as of last spring in the US. When the most recent DSM came out, number 5. I’ll expand on this later. But, it’s great news!
NV LD Non-Verbal Learning Disability. I’ll define it later.
Dysgraphia is a specific LD, that effects someone’s ability to write. It can manifest in 1-3 different types of ways. When I say writing I mean the actual physical ability of it. Not necessarily if at all doing so on technology. And it is often seen with one or more other LD’s.
Alexisthemia a condition that EVERY aspie has to some level. It effects the processing speed, recognition, and shared feelings surrounding emotions. So someone with this feels emotions differently, at a different rate then expected, and has trouble sharing, and understanding them properly. Or atleast, in a typical way.
Dyscalculia. Difficulty with math. However, the difficulties must not be caused buy any other condition. So, you CAN have for example Dyslexia and NOT Dyscalculia and still struggle greatly with math.
PDD- NOS old term. Many with this diagnosis, have been re-diagnosed with a Social Communication Disorder diagnosis now.
Social Communication Disorder (SCD, or Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder) is NOT an ASD. It might be an LD. Because it’s milder then ASD in a way, and doesn’t include all the ASD main symptoms. To see DSM criteria for this condition and how it differs from ASD. I will post about this disorder as soon as possible.
Dyslexia– it’s a reading disorder. However, I learned it way back when as a processing disorder that effects reading, spelling, listening, comprehension, writing, thinking speed (Organization of thoughts,) etc. I was also, taught my math challenges were due to my language based issues. This was a little over 25 yrs ago. Now it seams to be more the first definition. However, with the new diagnosis of Specific LD now available, this challenges are now sometimes combining again with things like Dysgraphia for ex. and newer used language based known diagnostic criteria. Like communication disorders.
Roscia Excema Psoriasis. These are all skin conditions diagnostically, however, some, if not all, effect sensory issues, big time. Check the My diagnosis page for the first two definitions.
Psoriasis is an auto immune disease that gives the individual red (often itchy) patches that can be anywhere on there body. It can also make you ache and tired.
Apraxia (A milder form of this is Dyspraxia.) is often associated with low muscle tone and motor memory challenges. There are different forms of it. And the cause can sometimes be unknown. However, strokes and traumatic injury is 1 possible cause of it. People with apraxia often in many ways can do a specific action however, are not able too due to not being able to put together the right muscle movements to complete the task. This can possibly be seen as a LD or a communication disorder. Or both. Dependent on the type you have.
A Communication Disorder (the next only)- both can be, or are LD’s. Under the most recent DSM 5.
Dysphasia/aphasia is a severe communication disorder received sometimes, if not always after a stroke. This is an incredibly disabling condition that affects comprehension of both written and verbal info, as well as the expression of language. Another words, this effects your ability to speak, read, write, remember, and even your visual processing skills. Visual processing can be your ability to visually see things. But, it can also be the ability to remember visual things. See the detail in it, or recognize what you see visually, otherwise known as visual recognition.
Dystonia -from what I can tell, is not a LD, due to severity. It’s a word retrieval deficit. But, it seams far more profound then one with only an LD would have. (Like myself)
Someone with Alzheimer’s, can have this.
Auto-Immune Disease– their are NUMEROUS different types of auto immune diseases. These are often, if not always diseases. Although someone with ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, ect. Can, and sometimes do have atleast 1 auto immunity issue. Based off the research and people I know with these other concerns. Auto-immunity, is a rare co-morbid issue with them. Off the top of my head I can think of maybe 3/4 I know with this combo. Out of hundreds. Anyway, this is when, any part of your body attacks itself, because it recognizes parts of it as foreign. Which part and how you react to this attack is partly how they figure out what kind you have. There are over 20 different types.
“Cured” the NT term, in response to any condition wheather it’s ASD related or not. There definition of “cured” is someone who is either completely independent, or someone who seams close enough to normal, that substantial accommodating or special training is no longer required.To make them fit into society at an acceptable level. If you don’t seam to struggle greatly with your differences anymore, and can play normal well enough you are then considered “cured” . Therefore, this is obviously partly based on societies convenience, or there lack of it. I’m not saying ALL Nt’s think this way, but, numerous ones do. Whether they recognize this, or not.
I’ll be expanding and possibly editing this glossary over time substantially. I wanted to start it and share with you what I’ve completed thus far.
Any additional resource on any of the above conditions, I’ll complete a basic website document for it. Photo it. And then create into a resource blog post for all the websites.