Note – This is from a personal and developmental perspective.
I have been writing for many many months now about my personhood and my developmental disability and how they interact – interjecting, unraveling and pinpointing different aspects of it hopefully helping anybody who connects with it. I world before meaning let’s start with that.
What Is Meaning?
Visual, Language Processing & Auditory Information
That means for me when sounds what ever they are (words or in the environment) have limited and/or no origin and the origins are not there in an instant nor is the the association so it has to be found in a different way.
For me things have to be touched in order to have meaning (my visual field is far too fragmented to get make that sort of instant connection) experienced through tactile association. Information and words have to be brought to life through gesture, elevated and exaggerated tone, movement and objects of reference like sculpting a piece of art giving meaning and connectivity.
They Way I Process
I don’t live in a world of logic, practical semantics or pragmatics nor do I work out the world that way. I create but I don’t have a vast cognitive landscape things for me have to be more refined.
My emotions come more through my movements more than my words (although I can use both poetry to extract) I like things that don’t require any complicated reasoning or explanation.
- The roughness of bark
- The texture of moss
- The feeling of swimming colours
- The movement of the water
- Sounds and words that don’t have an origin but sound and feel nice
- Sculpting faces
- Patterning movements
Autism & Asperger’s Profiles
I have Autism and knowing to difference between an Autism profile and a Asperger’s is needed in order to understand the mechanics but never over invest or over define a person by their condition always remember personhood is something people all share. If people keep thinking and educating that autism has one profile, one look and one method of using interventions then we need to listen and be more inclusive. 🙂
Paul Isaacs 2014