Description of a medically and psychologically healthy individual demonstrating a normative pattern of neurodevelopment. Typically used specifically in contrast with individuals experiencing an atypical developmental course, such as autism
The implication in Perszyk’s definition that a nonnormative pattern of neurodevelopment is a “psychologically unhealthy” one is incorrect as many neurodivergent conditions simply represent the wide variety of differences amongst humanity. For instance, autistic advocates argue persuasively that autism is an example of ordinary human difference. However, the reference to atypical development in the Perszyk...
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