Glossary

Alexithymia: inability to identify and/or express one’s own emotions

Executive Function: set of mental skills and processes that help one self-regulate and meet goals

Interoception: the sense of the physiological state of the body

NT: Neurotypical, allistic

ND: Neurodiverse, autistic

Perseveration: Uncontrollable, repeated thoughts or actions; a sense of “being stuck” in those thoughts or actions

Proprioception: the sense of the position, motion, and equilibrium of the body; internal, as related to joint, muscles, and tendons

Prosopagnosia: the inability to recognize familiar faces

Stimming: Self-stimulation by repetitive movements or sounds

Vestibular: the sense of balance and movement; external, as related to spatial orientation

 

 

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