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by Tom fod
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Newbie here

Obtaining professional confirmation is v much a lottery and probably 50% or more strongly suspect but have not succeeded in this regard. It's a v tricky condition to get confirmed as there is v little if any resource for adults. Coping strategies you've developed can mask the condition which is nebu...
by Tom fod
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello - I'm new here
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Hello - I'm new here

Hi Rachel and welcome Helen It's your GPs job to listen and try to help, that said he/she often has the challenge of identifying appropriate options for diagnosis/support as there aren't really any dedicated services. It's definitely worth asking the Occupational Health Therapist you're due to see t...
by Tom fod
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to group
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: New to group

Hi Louise and firstly welcome to our Forum. I think you're the first person I've encountered who has learned as a result of the info compiled for their PIP. Mine was 'diagnosed' as part of efforts to get be a Statement of Special Educational Need when I was 13/14. I don't think it was ever explained...
by Tom fod
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Dyspraxia Learning to drive
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Dyspraxia Learning to drive

Whilst in some respects I can be easily discouraged and fully engage on avoidance and/or procrastination, there are times whfn I get the bit between my teeth and I just won't let go even when I'm maybe flogging a dead horse!
by Tom fod
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Burnout
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Burnout

So nice to read that your employer /manager is being really helpful. I've always been extra hard and demanding of myself, perhaps in the hope of other people not being able to find fault. Additionally It can make it awkward if the colleagues you work with don't have such exacting standards. It's so ...
by Tom fod
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: I am dyspraxic, or I have dyspraxia?
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: I am dyspraxic, or I have dyspraxia?

You're welcome. Credit for Forum is due to Pooky and Dan who had the vision back in 2005/6 to create this space.
by Tom fod
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Newbie here

Definitely worth mentioning to the OT. While getting a confirmatory diagnosis on the NHS as an adult can be difficult (most experts tend to only work in paediatrics) That said hopefully the OT can help and offer some useful advise. We're often really hard on ourselves so CBT or Mindfulness are also ...
by Tom fod
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Getting diagnosed
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Getting diagnosed

You're welcome. It's natural for us to look for approval from others, sadly that isn't always forthcoming. Many are mistrustful of neurodiversity and difference. But we can't or won't always conform to others' 'ideals' It's not your Dad's fault you were diagnosed with ADHD but perhaps he felt it was...
by Tom fod
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: I fear that my Dyspraxia will affect my future job
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: I fear that my Dyspraxia will affect my future job

V good point! I find I’m perhaps odd in that I work well when things are logical, but of course other people seldom if ever behave or provide the right info that I need to be able to provide them with what they want/need
by Tom fod
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Getting diagnosed
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Getting diagnosed

It is really none of his business and your GP and/or College should treat your case with confidentiality in mind. Your college is probably the easier route as NHS don't always have the resource. Any Assessor your college puts you in touch with may need to ask questions about your medical history. I ...
by Tom fod
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: I am dyspraxic, or I have dyspraxia?
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: I am dyspraxic, or I have dyspraxia?

Hi there and welcome There isn't a right or wrong answer here, but you could say it is quite a typical conundrum for us! Depending on the organisation you work for and your boss you may want to take some printed info to help inform your conversation with her. Awareness is getting better and there is...
by Tom fod
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia and Life Magazine and campaigning for better recognition
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Dyspraxia and Life Magazine and campaigning for better recognition

Andrew Sorry I missed seeing this till earlier. No I'm pleased to say it wasn't a figment of your imagination. The All Party Parliamentary Group to be chaired by Emma Lewell-Buck MP was announced by Dyspraxia Foundation. https://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/all-party-parliamentary-group-appg-on-dyspra...
by Tom fod
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Newbie here

Hi Helen Welcome to the Forum The traits you describe all sound familiar. it is possible you may have some measure of Dyscalculia too ('number Dyslexia). The random things you mention about food textures Theere are some areas of convergence between Dyspraxia and Autism and while I'm dyspraxic and no...
by Tom fod
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: New Netflix program about neurodiversity
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: New Netflix program about neurodiversity

The BBC SCI FI drama Dr Who has, in its' most recent season introduced a Dyspraxia character named Ryan.

Someone on the crew has a relative with the condition so wanted to feature it.