Neurodiversity: Background information when reading Almond

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Almond

by Sohn Won-pyung

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Almond by Sohn Won-pyung
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    May 2020, 272 pages
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    Jun 15, 2021, 256 pages

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Neurodiversity

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Rainbow infinity symbol representing neurodiversity pride The term neurodiversity refers to the diversity of human brains and minds — the infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within our species. Neurodiversity encompasses both neurotypical individuals whose neurocognitive functioning is considered by societal standards to be "normal," as well as neurodivergent individuals who experience cognitive, affectual and/or sensory processes that diverge from the typical. Although the term neurodiversity was originally coined by scientist Judy Singer, who is autistic, in the late 1990s and specifically used to describe autistic neurotypes, today it also includes ADHD, bipolar conditions, dyslexia, dyspraxia, OCD, schizophrenia, Tourette syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.

The neurodiversity paradigm challenges the prevalent "medical model" of disability and instead adheres to the "social model." Rather than working on changing a neurodivergent person to help them fit into society, by teaching them to pass as ...

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