Lost in Translation: The Social Language Theory of Neurodivergence

How did we get here?

Processing differences cause us to speak different social languages.

1. Emotions

2. Empathy

3. Nonverbal Communication and Body Cues

4. Words Mean Things

5. Social Rules

6. A Different Value System

7. Skills and Abilities

8. Reactions to Stress, Pain, and Overwhelm

Conclusion

“I feel like a foreigner who memorizes all of the customs of another culture. I try SO hard to communicate in the right way, but important things get lost in translation.” — an autistic adult

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Janae Elisabeth is a researcher-storyteller and neurodiversity advocate from western North Carolina. #actuallyautistic #traumaismyspecialinterest

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Janae Elisabeth is a researcher-storyteller and neurodiversity advocate from western North Carolina. #actuallyautistic #traumaismyspecialinterest

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