A lady last night asked me about what made me have the ability to speak in an interpretation language in late infancy. Of course this is my own trajectory many other factors with information processing have to be taken into account.
Autism Stereotypes: Ditch Them
There is no such thing as “pure autism” so their are many differing roads to Rome. Being brain damaged at birth due hypoxia meant I have challenges around visual perception faceblindness, object blindness and meaning blindness and hemiplegia.
Language processing disorder meant I was meaning deaf so with having visual, language and auditory pathways blocked I found other ways to map the world around me in a kinesthetic manner using my hands, feet as my “eyes” and “ears”.
Oral Apraxia & Body Agnosias
Having oral apraxia and body disconnection meant even I found the words they would fly away in an ethereal and ghostly fashion.
A World Before Meaning & Interpretative Frameworks
When I was echolalic my language was more streamlined and fluid when I explored the aspect of interpretative language it was stilted, slow and mechanical this was an transitional point from pattern, themed and felt language to a more universal interpretative framework.
Exposure Anxiety was triggered and I disliked my “interpretative voice” and what it triggered every time others made my aware of myself leading to selective mutism.
A lot challenges I have have been overcome others are more residual in there presentation.
Paul Isaacs 2019