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by Captain_Ludd
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Coexisting Conditions
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Coexisting Conditions

Hi, I have mild Diplegic Cerebral mostly affecting my legs, I've also been told on at least two occasions that I have traits of some form of higher functioning autism although no official diagnosis. Apparently if you have a diagnosis of something like Dyspraxia its unlikely you'll get any official d...
by Captain_Ludd
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 11
Views: 2483

Re: Music

I'm a big Rock and metal fan (sorry Poodlelover ;) )

Everything form Led Zepplin to Rammstein and Slayer, I'm currently on a big Black Label Society kick also loving Tesseract.
by Captain_Ludd
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: New job and should I inform them about dyspraxia
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: New job and should I inform them about dyspraxia

Personally I've always found honesty the best policy, I've found that trying to hide or ignore it tends to come back and bite you in the arse. For the most part all my employers have been really supportive (apart form the usual repetition of "you mean Dyslexia ?" grrr...). If you tell your employer ...
by Captain_Ludd
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Replies: 29
Views: 8073

Re: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Dunno if any ones still interested but I'm currently reading a book called "Quite: The power of Introverts in a world that can't stop talking"
Its by Susan Cain its a very illuminating read and I'd highly recommend it.
by Captain_Ludd
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Finding a hobby(for dyspraxics!!!)
Replies: 30
Views: 4659

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

Hi,

As Tom says its a hobby you should do it because you think you'll enjoy it don't let the dyspraxia dictate what you do for fun.
by Captain_Ludd
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Repetition in your head
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

Re: Repetition in your head

Repeating things over and over in head: Yup. Zoning out in the middle of conversations and having to walk away: Yup. Dyspraxics are famous for being distracted daydreamers and struggling to process audio queues, as for the repeating stuff over and over again in your head I've heard it mentioned a fe...
by Captain_Ludd
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

Re: Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Hi Tom, Yeah I've always suffered from something similar, quite often when I'm in a room full of people all of a sudden it feels like my brain decides to start trying to take in everything at once like I'm hearing every conversation in one "lump". If I concentrate I can usually filter it out but its...
by Captain_Ludd
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Studying
Topic: Livescribe Echo Pen
Replies: 2
Views: 2116

Re: Livescribe Echo Pen

Never heard of them before but sounds like an awesome idea, wish id had one back at uni I'd concentrate so hard one either writing or listening and then totally loose context when I came to read my notes.
As Tom says it would be interesting to hear how you get on.
by Captain_Ludd
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: I wear out shoes really quickly?
Replies: 5
Views: 2856

Re: I wear out shoes really quickly?

I tend to be same, I think its mainly just a case of an awkward walking style combined with a lot of walking, I've tried a number of different styles of shoe and the best I've found by far are DM's (Dr Martins). There a bit more expensive than most, I think my current pair cost about £120 but they'v...
by Captain_Ludd
Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Work
Topic: What is your job?
Replies: 24
Views: 5707

Re: What is your job?

I'm a software engineer (basically a programmer ). Its mentally tiring at times but very interesting always something new to learn or a different problem to solve. I know a lot of Dyspraxics are very arty and creative and I've always kinda secretly wanted to do something like that but unfortunately ...
by Captain_Ludd
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Sleepless night
Replies: 22
Views: 5181

Re: Sleepless night

Yeah I'm the same, as already mentioned I like to do some physical activity before bed my preference is walking, gym is also good but if you do that wait a couple of hours before sleep because otherwise you might still be on an Adrenalin high. I also drink warm milk before bed, I always thought it w...
by Captain_Ludd
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Studying
Topic: What can I get from a needs assessment?
Replies: 4
Views: 2424

Re: What can I get from a needs assessment?

Unfortunately I couldn't get a laptop even though my disability assessment recommended i,t something to do with the fact that I was doing a Computer Science degree and therefore had easy access to PC's :-s basically an excuse for Birmingham LEA to be tight **ses. I loved the Pukka pads on the topic ...
by Captain_Ludd
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Eyesight and Dyspraxia
Replies: 14
Views: 2891

Re: Eyesight and Dyspraxia

I don't know if it is related to Dyspraxia but I'm in the same boat, my left eye is pretty good (well about -0.25) where as my right is quite weak about -3.25 I think. I was the kid at school who had to ware the eye patch to this day I have terrible depth perception if I close my left eye and get ve...
by Captain_Ludd
Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Disturbing and/or plain wrong?
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: Disturbing and/or plain wrong?

Yeah this is very worrying, what they are effectively saying is "Your not our kind of normal". Who gets to decide what is normal? Where does this line of thinking stop? You've got a bent nose or your eyes aren't the right shape, eventually you could end up with you must be tall white with blond hair...
by Captain_Ludd
Mon May 30, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Is anyone else ambidextrous?
Replies: 15
Views: 5817

Re: Is anyone else ambidextrous?

Um sort of, when I eat I can switch round knife and fork and I can write with either hand, but I tend not to write left handed cos I find it painful after a short time. In my case I don't think I'm naturally ambidextrous, according to my mum when I was little I was left handed (or at least left hand...