Glossary now updated
Most of the below will be used throughout my blog, posts, and e- mails. If your not farmiliar with the terms or abbreviations please refer below to guide you.
ASD The Newish DSM term for everyone who is diagnosed with any diagnostic Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Caps aren’t screaming buy the way
Aspie. Someone with Asperger’s Syndrome. Aspie’s still call themselves this, and others at times, for atleast a couple big reasons 1. It remindes them they fit in somewhere very well in many cases with other special geniuses. 2. It clearly more defines who we are and says we don’t like to be forced under the same diagnostic criteria as everyone on the autistic spectrum diagnosis. We do have some important differences. Feel free to add more good ones in the comment section.
Mixed lower and uppercased word meaning. Is just emphasizing a word or phrase without screaming.
Processing Sensory Disorder or PSD
Sensory Integration Disorder – the old title for PSD
The DSM or Diagnostical Statistical Manuel which changes yearly.If only a little.The doctor and diagnosticians official bible of the US diagnosis for disease’s, significant differences, disabilities, and illness.
IBS = Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Sensory issue types/areas. These aren’t terms you need to know for my website. I have purposefully avoided them for your ease of comprehension and to follow my memory deficits. Which, would be quite honestly more of a pain to remember to use all the time then not. However, many other areas will use them. Including maybe a linked article I may send to you one day. Did I mention once I get my e-mail list started I encourage you to send me links of excellent relevant recommendations? Please do so, but, I will be very selective on what I share. You doing so, can also prove to me, my reader base which could be very useful to us all. As needed I will expand this post. However, I’m not one for repeating myself so, don’t plan on me repeating these abbreviations much, if at all.
These three areas below are the biggest for specially trained occupational therapists to address. Because of this, I will address some of this, only lightly. And leave the rest for them.
If those services due to costs are totally out of the question for you. I recommend you research online, / buy books too learn specific exercises, and other things you can do to improve these senses.
1 great way to work on the last two is too learn how to properly swim every stroke, and due them frequently in the beginning atleast.
Tactile and touch (sometimes referred to as Olfactory) this is both internal and external (For ex; taste and texture in food is internal)
Proprioception input sensations from joints, muscles and connective tissues that lead to body awareness
Vestibular the sense of movements and balance, centered in the inner ear.
These terms are sometimes going to be used much less. Therefore, I won’t define then all, but you’ll atleast learn what they stand for.
The Autism Society of America. (ASA)
The Collaborative on Health and the Environment’s (CHE) a somewhat new organization that has developed after the September 11th tragedy in NYC.
Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative. (LDDI)
PTSD Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder – these people if this is all they have (And often it’s not) can have some significant sensory issues. What types can be dependent on what Tramatic experiences they have gone through previously, how they effected them, and what other issues or differences that they have.