Terminology

Making my content accessible to everyone is important to me! That means explaining things in ways that make sense, even if you’re new to certain topics. This terminology page is your helpful guide – if you come across a word on my site that makes you go “hmmm?”, chances are you’ll find it here with a simple explanation. Think of it as your decoding sidekick for learning new things (which, let’s be honest, can be exciting but a little overwhelming sometimes!).

TermDefinitionTags
AccessibilityThe practice of designing content and experiences that can be easily used and understood by people with a wide range of abilities and disabilities, including those who are neurodivergent.neuro-speak
Apps-tech-talk
Assistive TechnologyAny tool, software, or device that helps people with disabilities or cognitive challenges perform tasks more easily and independently.tech-talk, neuro-speak
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)-neuro-speak
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)-neuro-speak
AutomationThe use of technology to perform tasks with minimal human input, saving time and reducing effort.tech-talk
Cognitive ChallengesDifficulties with mental processes such as attention, memory, organization, decision-making, and problem-solving. These challenges are often experienced by neurodivergent individuals.neuro-speak
Dyscalculia-neuro-speak
Dysgraphia-neuro-speak
Dyslexia-neuro-speak
Executive FunctionA set of mental skills that help us manage our time, attention, tasks, emotions, and behavior. People with ADHD and other neurodivergent conditions may have challenges with executive function.neuro-speak
Focus-neuro-speak
Habit FormationThe process of creating automatic behaviors or routines through repetition and reinforcement.tech-talk, neuro-speak
Learning Disabilities (LD)-neuro-speak
MaskingThe act of suppressing or camouflaging neurodivergent traits in order to appear more 'normal' or socially acceptable.neuro-speak
Meltdown-neuro-speak
MindfulnessThe practice of paying attention to present-moment experiences without judgment. Mindfulness can be helpful for managing stress, improving focus, and increasing self-awareness.neuro-speak
NeurodiversityThe natural variation in human brains and minds. This includes differences in learning, attention, mood, sociability, and other mental functions.neuro-speak
Neurodiversity ParadigmA perspective that views neurodivergence as a natural and valuable form of human diversity, rather than a deficit or disorder.neuro-speak
NeuroplasticityThe brain's ability to change and adapt in response to experiences.neuro-speak
NeurotypicalA term used to describe people whose brains function in ways considered typical or standard for the majority of the population.neuro-speak
Pomodoro TechniqueA time management method that breaks work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks.tech-talk
Productivity-tech-talk
Sensory Overload-neuro-speak
Sensory Processing-neuro-speak
Shutdown-neuro-speak
Stimming-neuro-speak
Task Management-tech-talk
Workflow-tech-talk
Workflow Automation-tech-talk