Selective Mutism – (once functional speech was acquired) (Co-Condition)
In times of anxiety and/or dissociation I would choose to be mute
This was due to a sensation of something being within my throat this would cause me to throat clear in an abrupt and idiosyncratic (odd) fashion.
Echophenomena (Developmental Milestones – Speech, Movement, Body Language)
- Echolalia – Echoing of words (delayed and instant)
- Echopraxia Echoing of movements (delayed)
- Echomimia Echoing of facial expressions (delayed)
- Palilalia Echoing of one’s own words (instant/delayed)
Visual Agnosias (Visual Perceptual Disorders/”Seeing” without meaning and/or “Seeing” but not piecing the “wholes” together)
Not retaining what is being seen so I would tap, sniff, lick, rub, mouth and tongue to gain a reality and an experience of my environment.
Not seeing in wholes – so seeing “fragments” and not seeing the “whole picture”
Not processing faces and/or recognising people by their faces.
Visual – Verbal Agnosia (Comprehension Blindness)
Reading without internalising/retaining meaning
Seeing colours but not processing/understanding or recognising differentiation between them by name (in my case I recognise red but struggle to sometimes name of colours)
Not understanding nor processing “other” or “self” in mirrors for example I would and still get fooled by mirrors and when I was younger used to think that was behind me was in front of me.
Not configuring the “whole”
Not processing/understanding or the “origins” of sounds and associating them when I next “hear” them
A type of aphasia (Language processing disorder)
I “hear” tone but sometimes do not associate with meaning
I don not process pain at all or there is a significant delay in recognition
I do not recognise my body in space so I wear tight clothes, bracelets, tight shoes to get a “reference” of my body
As a child I had trouble reference that I had fingers and “where they were” this was due to body disconnection.
Paul Isaacs 2015