NEURODIVERGENT EMPATHY PROGRAM by Raymond Andrews
Since many neurotypical don’t understand neurodivergence, and can easily mistake neurodivergent conditions as psychological problems/psychiatric disorders as well as even laziness,apathy,irresponsibility,and/or not trying, I propose that a Neurodivergent Empathy program be developed to help neurotypicals understand neurodivergence by simulation of neurodivergent experiences
Visual processing problems - the use of 3D Optical Scanner…speeding up a series of letters,words…so they can be blurry,make you dizzy to simulate visual processing issues. Dr. Harold N. Levinson uses one to detect visual processing problems. It could be used to overstimulate the eyes to induce visual processing issues.
Auditory processing problems - the use of 3D Auditory Scanner as produce auditory overloading,speeding up a series of sounds,letters,words…so they can be blurry,make you feel confused,dizzy to simulate auditory processing issues
Dr. Harold N. Levinson uses one to detect auditory processing problems. It could be used to overstimulate the ears to induce auditory processing issues.
Highly bright flourescent lights used to simulate oversensitivity to light
Highly loud sounds used to simulate oversensitivity to sound
Slapping on the hand and body to simulate oversensitivity to touch
Electric moving platform while standing,walking to simulate gross motor,balance problems
Field Sobriety Tests
determine possible intoxication of drivers stopped on suspicion. The tests varied widely: a driver might be asked to touch his or her finger to the nose, stand on one leg, or walk a straight line. No studies were available to determine the fairness of these tests.
Here is my neurological tests and ENG tests by Dr. Harold N. Levinson in 2006
This consists of a series of standardized neurological tests commonly administered to assess the status of the integrated function of the cerebellar-vestibular (CV) system as well as other central nervous system (CNS) structures. Difficulties with any of these tests indicates a dysfunction within the CV or CNS systems.
The ENG is a standardized neurophysiological test in which eye movements are induced and measured under various testing conditions. Fine and reflexive eye movements are controlled by the cerebellum and the vestibular system. As a result, the ENG can help determine whether or not an inner-ear abnormality exists.
Here is my neurodlogical tests by Veteran Affairs neurologists
The same tests that are used for drunk driving are the same tests that are used to test for cerebellar vestibular dysfunction and neurological problems in general. Even the horizontal gaze nystgamus test is used to test for drunk driving,and that tests the eye coordination.
Therefore, people with neurodivergent issues would fail the testing given to drunk drivers,and so they could be mistakened for being drunk. It seems that alcohol could also impair the cerebellar vestibular system.
DRUNK BUSTERS Impairment Gogglesâ„¢ simulate effects of impairment, including reduced alertness, slowed reaction time, confusion, visual distortion, alteration of depth and distance perception, reduction of peripheral vision, poor judgement and decision making, double vision, and lack of muscular coordination.
these symptoms are also symptoms of neurodivergent issues)
If the drunk impairment goggles simulate effects of drunkeness, then then they can simulate neurodivergent issues
Maybe we can come up with virtual reality program that simulates neurodivergence in neurotypical people
Using virtual reality glasses - visual processing problems
headphones - auditory processing problems simulator
sensory gloves with biofeedback interaction to experience fine motor skill problems
moving platform to simulate gross motor skill problems
A 3Dimensional Screen with rapid moving stimuli to simulate issues with disorientation that can lead to confusion with directions as well as can lead to difficulty with body movements. Very Bright Screen to simulate problems with hypersensitivity to light
Symptoms of neurodivergent issues
* Memory instability for letters, words, or numbers. * A tendency to skip over or scramble letters, words, and sentences. * A poor, slow, fatiguing reading ability prone to compensatory head tilting, near-far focusing, and finger pointing. * Reversals of letters such as b and d, words such as saw and was, and numbers such as 6 and 9 or 16 and 61. * Letter and word blurring, doubling, movement, scrambling, omission, insertion, size change, etc. * Poor concentration, distractibility, light sensitivity (photophobia), tunnel vision, delayed visual and phonetic processing, etc.
* Messy, poorly angulated, or drifting handwriting prone to size, spacing, and letter-sequencing errors.
Spelling, Math, Memory, and Grammar
* Memory instability for spelling, grammar, math, names, dates, and lists, or sequences such as the alphabet, the days of the week and months of the year, and directions.
* Speech disorders such as slurring, stuttering, minor articulation errors, poor word recall, and auditory-input and motor-output speech lags.
* Right/left and related directional uncertainty.
* Delay in learning to tell time.
Concentration and Activity
* Impaired concentration, distractibility, hyperactivity, or overactivity
Behavior, Temper, or Impulse disturbances
Balance and Coordination
* Difficulties with balance and coordination functions, i.e., walking, running, skipping, hopping, tying shoelaces, and buttoning buttons.
* Difficulties with headaches, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, motion sickness, abdominal complaints, excessive sweating, and bed-wetting.
* Feeling stupid, ugly, incompetent, brainless.
Phobias and Related Mood and Obsessive/Compulsive Disorders
* Fears of the dark, heights, getting lost, going to school. * Fear or the avoidance of various balance, coordination, sports, and motion-related activities. * Mood disturbances. * Obsessions and compulsions.
DYSMETRIC DYSLEXIA AND DYSPRAXIA
Hypothesis and Study
DYSMETRIC DYSLEXIA AND DYSPRAXIA:
synopsis of a continuing research project
COMPENSATORY MECHANISMS IN CV-DYSFUNCTION,DYSMETRIC DYSLEXIA AND DYSPRAXIA
THE CEREBELLAR-VESTIBULAR BASIS OF LEARNING DISABILITIES IN CHILDREN,ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS:
Hypothesis and study
THE DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF CEREBELLAR-VESTIBULAR TESTS IN DETECTING LEARNING DISABILITIES,DYSLEXIA,AND ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
This is scientific papers that show that anxiety,mood disorder,and phobias aren’t necessarily psychological(especially involving emotional weakness,a dysfunctional childhood) but could be stemming from cerebellar-vestibular dysfunction
A CEREBELLAR-VESTIBULAR EXPLANATION FOR FEARS/PHOBIAS:
Hypothesis and study
THE CEREBELLAR-VESTIBULAR PREDISPOSITION TO ANXIETY DISORDERS
ABNORMAL OPTOKINETIC AND PERCEPTUAL SPAN PARAMETERS IN CEREBELLAR VESTIBULAR DYSFUNCTION AND RELATED ANXIETY DISORDERS