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by Tom fod
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Driving
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Driving

I’m writing here because there’s no really french support for dyspraxia i apologize if I’m making mistakes. so I am 16 years old, in my country you can start taking lessons to have your driver license at that age and I heard it was terrible to pass test for people having that problem. I am really s...
by Tom fod
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Looking for help with a school project.
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Looking for help with a school project.

Hi there By all means, Please add some more detail. Is this formal research and will you have a research ethics plan re handling of personal info you collected how it will be processed and used? I appreciate this post may just be testing the water to see how many expressions of interest you get to g...
by Tom fod
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: How did you feeling when you found out you had dyspraxia?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: How did you feeling when you found out you had dyspraxia?

I only found out when I was around 35. I had some assistance at school and I think I was diagnosed as part of statementing process I went through. Nobody, as far as I remember ever discussed it with me and most of my support was around mitigating against my visual impairment, When I found out it was...
by Tom fod
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: having both Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: having both Dyslexia and Dyspraxia

Hi ATJ and welcome It's a long time since I was in full-time education and as you say it's a competitive world and we are inexorably drawn to comparing ourselves with others, even when it is not objective and causes us pain. What are you studying and what do you hope to do one day? Please check out ...
by Tom fod
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: recently diagnosed with Dysprixia
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: recently diagnosed with Dysprixia

Hi Caasho and welcome to the site

We seem to get quite a few people who enter healthcare, caring or teaching. Since getting diagnosed are you getting better support and learning coping strategies that work for you?
by Tom fod
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Studying
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Studying

Has the individual who you supports you been able to help you with skills such as how to find answers from online resources as well as in libraries. I'm not really that up on modern syllabus' as was 91-93 when I did A Levels. I didn't have the internet back then but can well imagine how you can be o...
by Tom fod
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Avoidant ?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Avoidant ?

I don't drive either though visual impairment is as much to blame. Some people just can't understand someone who doesn't drive. That's on them. I'n a master of avoidance and procrastination. The knack is knowing the difference about when you need to act and when you can ignore it for a while or alto...
by Tom fod
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Careers
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Careers

Hi Latte and welcome Over the 9 years I've been here, I've observed that quite a few go into the healthcare and education professions. We're caring people and want to help others and make an impact. Dyspraxia tends to give us a fair bit of paralysing anxiety and stress which we have to fight to over...
by Tom fod
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Relationships

Don't worry we all make them. If you need to you can in theory go back to your original post and correct it to make me look silly for asking the question.

When logged in you have option to edit. I'm a perfectionist so find myself doing this alot.
by Tom fod
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Studying
Topic: Studying
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Studying

What A Levels are you studying? Are your college lecturers aware of your condition and that you're having difficulty? Appreciate that asking for help is v difficjult as it means admitting you're not understanding the content and that you feel fearful you may be asked to leave or something. (This is ...
by Tom fod
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Relationships

I’m a 23 year old dyspraxia I am currently in my first relationship, however I constantly finding myself feeling overwhelmed with emotion due to my difficulty to process things. Has anyone experienced this or have any advice kind regards Hi there and welcome? I'd say it's something we all have to c...
by Tom fod
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Should I tell a potential employer?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Should I tell a potential employer?

Chas Good luck with the application. It's a bit of a tricky one though it can work to your advantage as most good employers will try to be accommodating. The difficulty is some still need you to educate them about you and how they can support and get the best from and for you. Look at some of the li...
by Tom fod
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Getting diagnosed
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: Getting diagnosed

Hi Stacey and welcome
The original poster here was actually Aaaaeeri. I was just one of the people who responded. Don't worry though we all make mistakes here
by Tom fod
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Should I tell a potential employer?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Should I tell a potential employer?

Hi Chas This is the $6m question. I think it boils down to our personal preference and ability to convey the positive attributes we have as well as to be able to explaiin to a prospective employer what small adjustments we need in order to settle well and be our best. Scope have some info /.guidance...
by Tom fod
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Studying
Topic: I need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: I need advice

Chas I think it is possible but it definitely won't be plain sailing. I wouldn't totally rule out working for others for a while so you can acquire necessary qualifications, experience and knowledge along the way. Somtimes we have to use our label as a way to get tutors and employers to give us leew...