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by Tom fod
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: bad with touch typing and technology
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: bad with touch typing and technology

Tech is ok when it cooperates. I have a smart phone and a tablet and use PCs at work but they can be unpredictable and I find selecting text a massive pain on a touch screen with my dyspraxic fingers. Sometimes googling how to do x can help but all too often some things are most annoyingly completel...
by Tom fod
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dealing with restlessness/fidgetiness
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Dealing with restlessness/fidgetiness

Hi and welcome. In here is fine as good a section as any. Can i ask if you've mentioned this to your Doctor? While restlessness / fidgetiness could well be simply down to you being you,, there could be other causes that a medical professional can rule out first. For example it's possible it could be...
by Tom fod
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Is it just me or . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Is it just me or . . .

That is a lot of peoples'understanding and many would be concerned about what assumptions might then be made about them given general understanding of learning disability. Of course it should never be assumed that those with what is termed a learning are necessarily incapable. The individual comcern...
by Tom fod
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A teaching dyspraxic
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: A teaching dyspraxic

Hi and welcome It's rather a nebulous condition and it can be hard to separate what is symptomatic or simply our response to the stress it causes us. It often affects working memory/organisation of thought as well as sequencing of fine and/or gross motor control and sense of balance and propriocepti...
by Tom fod
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: organisational skills and dyspraxia
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: organisational skills and dyspraxia

Helen

Hope your meeting goes well. Everyone makes occasional mistakes (non Dyspraxic people included) so please don't be too hard on yourself for this lapse.

I find I have to be careful as I will too often try to do too many things at once. Take care and please let us know how it goes.
by Tom fod
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: organisational skills and dyspraxia
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: organisational skills and dyspraxia

Hi and welcome 'Id probably take the line that you sincerely believe you did the paperwork but it is likely you regrettably misfiled it elsewhere. Is there any way to narrow down what other files you worked on that day? Hoping this is just one blip or are you being seen as source of a lot of things ...
by Tom fod
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?
Replies: 27
Views: 3618

Re: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?

So Boris is PM what happens now Eeek Interesting times!
by Tom fod
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Moved out
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Moved out

It's a strange feeling when you first move out as on one side it is exciting, the other part, the responsibility is a bit scary. I was 37 before I moved out, nearly 7 years ago now. Do you have a budgeting plan that lists what you have coming in and all the necessary bills that you have to pay each ...
by Tom fod
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Dyspraxia and orgasm.
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Dyspraxia and orgasm.

Welcome Carlylou I'm really sorry to hear your ex treated you badly. it's hardly conducive to enjoying trusting and letting go when it comes to climax. Also as men our sex drive works differently (For a lot of men any time is good though if we are preoccupied with other worries we might have a rare ...
by Tom fod
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Exercising
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Exercising

Hi Philippa There are various challenges with dyspraxia and I would suggest you would need to consider the following in regard formulation of the plan: some people have joint issues and tendency to stumble or trip over thin air might make us especially wary of activities like jogging social anxiety ...
by Tom fod
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Is it just me or . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Is it just me or . . .

So it appears some idiots in ivory towers have rephrased terminology of 'specific learning difficulty' to now be specific learning disability' Is it just me or do others feel this a retrograde step? To my mind, regrettably the word specific is far too easily missed off and we all end up being treate...
by Tom fod
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Occupational health?
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Occupational health?

You're v welcome. Thanks v much for letting us know. I found I had a lot of fears about how people would react (it's scary) I find I can try to do too much once and then freeze over a myriad of uncertainties.
by Tom fod
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Communication misunderstanding
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Communication misunderstanding

This is potentially a bit of a poisoned chalice :evilb: However I love digging a hole for myself! It's a difficult one and perhaps she is struggling to process being treated badly by her ex(es) and others and is being controlling as a defensive mechanism? Do you think she feels she has to stick with...
by Tom fod
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Converse/Tying Shoe Laces
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Converse/Tying Shoe Laces

Don't think I've ever had Converse but generally my shoes so seem to come untied a lot. putting a knot onto of the bow can help but sometimes undoing them leaves a horrible know that can be a massive pain in itself.

Do you find you need to unthread the laces 3-4 pairs pf eyelets down the tongue?
by Tom fod
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Negative People
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Negative People

Travel is definitely a good thing as it can allow us to increase our independence and self reliance. Where have you been and where do you hope/plan to go. It's a shame your dad seems to want to hold you back. I think we can all be a bit prone to being taken advantage of and it isn't nice. Completely...