neurotypical

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adjective neu·ro·typ·i·cal \ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈti-pi-kəl, ˌnyu̇r-\

Definition of neurotypical

  1. :  not affected with a developmental disorder and especially autism spectrum disorder :  exhibiting or characteristic of typical neurological development neurotypical students the neurotypical brain

neurotypical

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First Known Use of neurotypical

1994


Medical Dictionary

neurotypical

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adjective neu·ro·typ·i·cal \ˌn(y)u̇r-(ˌ)ȯ-ˈti-pi-kəl\

Medical Definition of neurotypical

  1. :  not affected with a developmental disorder and especially autism spectrum disorder :  exhibiting or characteristic of typical neurological development With developmental disorders, there is an added layer of confusion because people often appear neurotypical; they function well in some situations and not in others.—Sallie Tisdale, Harper's, April 2012

neurotypical

noun Studies have repeatedly shown that people with autism perform better than neurotypicals (that is, people whose brains function in a more typical fashion) on embedded-figure tests—a variation on the old something's hidden-in-the-picture game.—Temple Grandin and Richard Panek, Time, 7 Oct. 2013

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