Category: Neurodiversity

Posted on April 6th, 2022 in Neurodiversity, Writing Center Work, Writing Strategies by kmcclana

by Sage Justice   Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can affect writers much in the same ways as a learning disability. I was diagnosed with OCD along with severe anxiety in elementary school when my repetitive compulsions became so disturbing to my school life that I was falling behind the other kids my age. When reading, …

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Posted on September 20th, 2021 in Blog, Difficult Conversations, Events, Language, Neurodiversity by kmcclana

**Content warning: This article contains references to discrimination, stigmatization, microaggressions, and other forms of violence against people on the basis of race, disability, and other social statuses.** Words Matter: Why I Embrace Anti-Ableist Language: by Catkin O’Grady Ableist language–we see it, hear it, and sometimes even use it ourselves, often without realizing that we’re doing …

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Posted on November 19th, 2019 in Consultant Spotlight, Difficult Conversations, Neurodiversity by University Writing Center

Written by: Lindsey T. Google defines irony as “the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.” This is the perfect term to sum up my situation as a writer. When I was young, I was diagnosed with a common mental disability you may have …

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