The Autism of PDA

A question I recently heard was ‘can only high functioning Asperger’s have PDA?’ It’s not the first time I’ve come across a similar question or a comment that all PDAers are ‘high functioning’ or have ‘great verbal skills’. While it does seem that many PDAers have better verbal and social skills than most Autistics, this […]

Communicating is f’in hard

Communicating is f’in hard, so hard it’s worthy of a swear word, albeit an edited one. I’m not talking about all forms of communicating here, I’m mostly focussing on verbal communication, which isn’t the same as speaking. Anyone can say some words, but putting words together in a way that makes sense in order to […]

Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is where the signals between the brain and ear get muddled up, so the information the ears are picking up gets misinterpreted by the brain. This isn’t a problem with the ears, there’s no hearing problem but rather a processing issue by the brain. Imagine a car on a road. For […]