Definitions

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  • adj. Having a normal (usual, ordinary) ability to process linguistic information and social cues; used especially as an antonym for autistic.
  • n. One who is neurotypical; one who is not autistic, etc.

Etymologies

neuro- +‎ typical. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She calls her neurotypical, meaning we do not have autism.

    CNN Transcript Dec 29, 2007

  • "Trying to turn an autistic person into a neurotypical is like trying to give David Vitter a giant intellect."

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Trying to turn an autistic person into a neurotypical is like trying to give David Vitter a giant intellect.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • When one sibling has autism, the needs of so-called neurotypical children may seem to come second.

    What Happens When They Grow Up

  • I think they are the most valuable teachers we have and that the way they teach should really be extended even to "neurotypical" children, as clearly they are doing something right.

    A Conversation with Marti Leimbach, Author of Daniel Isn't Talking

  • Even better, when I described Cameron as appearing "neurotypical", I was told that parents don't normally use this term, as if I'm not smart enough to use clinical jargon.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • His eye contact is increasing to the point of verging on, dare I say, "neurotypical", and the his words are really starting to roll.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • When your firstborn child is Autistic, you really have no idea of how a "neurotypical" child is supposed to develop.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I know more than one family who didn't know they had a child with autism until they had a second "neurotypical" child.

    Cameron Update.

  • She calls us neurotypical, meaning we do not have autism.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2008

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  • "normal"

    June 13, 2009

  • eurotypical = no socks (unless wearing sandles)or underwear

    April 30, 2008

  • I'm surprised I hadn't found it already.

    April 30, 2008

  • I'm not obsessing about this but I KNEW that word would come up

    April 30, 2008