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Neuroaffirming terminology

I use a Neuroaffirming approach in my practice.


Here are some basic examples of neuroaffirming terminology ✨


The idea of neuroaffirming is that neurodivergent people have differences which are not considered to be deficits that need to be “fixed”.


As for person-first and identity-first language, a large proportion of the autistic community prefers identity-first. However, this isn’t the case for everyone, if in doubt, ask!


I’m also conscious this post is very autism heavy, and just want to remind everyone that neurodivergent isn’t another word for autistic. There are many neurotypes which benefit from a neuroaffirming approach such as dyspraxics and ADHDers.




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