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by melvin1990
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Discord voice chat channel for dyspraxics to practise conversational skills
Replies: 20
Views: 1728

Re: Discord voice chat channel for dyspraxics to practise conversational skills

I tend to agree with Tom, I think for me personally, it's more about confidence in talking to other people. Whether it's my dyspraxia or personality, I tend to be quite quiet when meeting new people, but once I get to know them, and vice versa, I tend to get more chatty and show the real me more. Ev...
by melvin1990
Sun May 20, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Work
Topic: New job
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: New job

Good luck and congratulations! =D>
by melvin1990
Sun May 20, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Almighty Friend/Colleague Screw-Up
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Almighty Friend/Colleague Screw-Up

Hi Tom, I think it was a case of being uncomfortable with the overprotectiveness and or the over familiarity, but also the tactile side in a way, even if I enjoyed it because with my dyspraxia I find it hard to read body language and tactile contact, and as I've mentioned it's not really my style. I...
by melvin1990
Sun May 20, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Almighty Friend/Colleague Screw-Up
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Almighty Friend/Colleague Screw-Up

I've got into something of a sticky situation with a lady I work with in a voluntary capacity and who I was friends with. She is a older lady, old enough to be my mum in fact, and in all honesty I think that's how the situation has arisen. We have in the past got on very well, been close and rather ...
by melvin1990
Sat May 19, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: What are you working on?
Replies: 15
Views: 979

Re: What are you working on?

I am currently working on a project I have been thinking about for a while, since I did my dissertation for university in 2011. It is a history of the American presidency from 1896-1961 (William McKinley to Kennedy's inauguration). It's still in the planning stages, getting sources together and the ...
by melvin1990
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Finding a hobby(for dyspraxics!!!)
Replies: 30
Views: 4726

Re: Finding a hobby(for dyspraxics!!!)

I agree with your point about the Napoleonic Wars, Dan, I find it especially fascinating that Britain's navy was much stronger than our army at the time. I will give the Total War game you mentioned a look. Just out of interest, if you don't mind me asking which Roosevelt (although I think I can gue...
by melvin1990
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Finding a hobby(for dyspraxics!!!)
Replies: 30
Views: 4726

Re: Finding a hobby(for dyspraxics!!!)

Tom and Dan, Thanks for the warm welcome back. My main interests regards military history are the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War, although I have recently developed a new found interest in the second Boer War (1899-1902). As for American history, my main focus is in the political history of...
by melvin1990
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Finding a hobby(for dyspraxics!!!)
Replies: 30
Views: 4726

Re: Finding a hobby(for dyspraxics!!!)

I realise this is quite an old thread, but thought I would share my experiences and views on the subject. In my own personal experience, my hobbies tend to be based in creative terms (not necessarily practical) such as writing fiction or creating computer graphics. I also greatly enjoy reading a num...
by melvin1990
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newly diagnosed
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Re: Newly diagnosed

Glad to hear you have a diagnosis, is such a relief to realise all the difficulties we have have a medical cause, isn't it? Can't really offer any useful advice as I was diagnosed as a child and consequently have always lived with it. As others have said, check out some of the other forums for great...
by melvin1990
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Online gaming with disabilites
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Online gaming with disabilites

I used to be quite good at games when I was younger, both on the PC and PS1, despite my dyspraxia, especially racing games and strategy games. Had a few years away from gaming, started again a few years ago, got addicted to Football Manager, must admit I struggled with that at first, especially in r...
by melvin1990
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Old face returns to the forum (warning: long post!)
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: Old face returns to the forum (warning: long post!)

From what I can remember and what I've been told, I was rather a clumsy child, more than normally, so my parents took me to the doctor who referred me for further tests, including the MRI scan. I can only assume they were looking for abnormalities like a brain tumour or something, and other changes ...
by melvin1990
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Old face returns to the forum (warning: long post!)
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: Old face returns to the forum (warning: long post!)

Thanks for the warm welcome, guys and hope to get back to chatting with you all on a more regular basis. :D
by melvin1990
Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Old face returns to the forum (warning: long post!)
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Old face returns to the forum (warning: long post!)

Hi, I’m Alex, and I’m twenty-two, from the North West of England. I’m a recent history graduate, and hope in the future either to become a teacher or to join the police. As I mentioned, I graduated with a BA (Hons) in History about a year and a half ago. I’ve been a diagnosed dyspraxic since the age...
by melvin1990
Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Getting me down
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Getting me down

I know how you feel,Luke.Been dyspraxic since the age of four and cope with it relatively well.Sometimes though I encounter new difficulties and problems and I suppose it takes me a while to discover ways of coping or minimising the impact on my life. Can be a right pain in the neck sometimes though...
by melvin1990
Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Dyspraxia and grief
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Dyspraxia and grief

Hello again, Not sure if this is the right place to post this but seemed the most logical place.A few weeks ago a very close friend of mine died after a short illness and I can't get my head around the way I'm feeling.Before my friend's death I was a emotional wreck,crying all the time and that sort...